Nominations are open until Thursday 7 November 2019...

Nominations are now open for the following seats across 6 constituencies:

  • Bolsover (1 seat)
  • Chesterfield (3 seats)
  • North East Derbyshire (1 seat)
  • High Peak (1 seat)
  • South Sheffield and Rotherham (1 seat)
  • Derbyshire Dales and North Amber Valley (2 seats)


Election timetable as follows:

Nominations open - Wednesday 23 October 2019

Nominations close - Thursday 7 November 2019

Voting packs distributed - Wednesday 27 November 2019

Close of election - Tuesday 17 December

Results - Wednesday 18 December 2019


All eligible members will recieve notification of the elections in their constituency either by postcard* or email, but in the meantime if you would like to become a member or find out more about the role of the Public Governor then you can call Nicola Smith, Governor and Membership Officer on 01246 513217. 

Our Council of Governors come from a range of backgrounds, some with practical NHS experience and some without, representing their own communities.  They help to bring a fresh perspective to life at the Royal in a practical and involved way for the benefit of the Trust's patients and visitors. 

Nicola Smith is the Trust's Governor and Membership Officer, she said; 'It's a great opportunity for someone with an interest in the hospital to get involved.  It's a terrific opportunity for somebody to come and make a real difference to this hospital and represent the interests of you own community, family and friends.'

If you represent any of these constituencies and are interested in finding out more about the role, call 01246 513217 or email 

*You can help your hospital to save money and reduce our carbon footprint by asking us to send you information electronically. This year we’ve been able to e-mail 3,000 of our 14,000 members, saving £1000 on print and postage costs.  Help us to save even more by agreeing to share your e-mail address with the Trust.  We will only use it to keep you informed with news and events, we won’t share it with any third parties.  Call 01246 513217 to register your e-mail address or e-mail:

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Find out more in the Q&A sheet below...

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PDF file icon Becoming a public governor Q&A Oct 2019.pdf Becoming_a_public_governor_QA_Oct_2019.pdf 92.29 KB
PDF file icon Notice of Election - 2019 Notice_of_Election.pdf 162.28 KB