Public Governor Election 2020

Notice of Election

We are excited to inform you that on 1 October 2020, we opened nominations for our next constituency-wide elections for new Foundation Trust Governors.

The last few months have been amongst the most challenging that KGH has ever faced. The COVID-19 pandemic – a health crisis like nobody has ever seen before – placed unprecedented challenges and incredible pressures on KGH and NHS services across the country.

Now, as KGH begins to return to 'business as usual', we are looking for individuals who care about representing the people in their local communities and ensuring their needs and views are taken into account, to join our Council of Governors. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved and influence how patients are treated at KGH as well as future plans for new services and facilities.

We have nine vacancies across Kettering, Corby, East Northamptonshire, Wellingborough and the Rest of UK constituencies.

The nomination period is only open for a short amount of time and the deadline for nomination forms is 5pm on 19th October.

Nomination forms are now available and you can complete one on the election website. If you would prefer to receive a nomination form via post please contact the election administrator using the contact details below:

Nomination Form

Phone: 0345 209 3770         Email:

Who can become a Governor?

You do need to be a member of Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH), but no formal qualifications are required, just enthusiasm, a willingness to ask questions, be open to ideas, and a desire to make a difference by getting involved in your local hospital. Apply to become a Member of the Trust

KGH will provide you with an induction, plus ongoing training and development, to help you in your role as a Governor.

What does a Governor do?

The role of a KGH Governor is to help ensure the Trust delivers services which meet the needs of patients, carers, staff and local stakeholders. Governors do this by creating stronger links with the communities they serve by reflecting patient and public views and interests and by carrying out some particular duties as defined in the Trust Constitution.

Your key role as a Governor would be to ensure that the views of local people are heard and fed back to the Board of Directors. Governors don’t get involved in the operational management of the Trust; rather they collectively hold the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board of Directors.

If you are interested in standing as a Governor and would like some further information on the role of a Governor, please visit one of our virtual ‘drop-in’ sessions taking place via Microsoft Teams on the 7 and 14 October.

Live link - Wednesday, 7 October (2.00- 3.00pm)

Live link - Wednesday, 14 October (5.00-6.00pm)

If you are unable to attend either of these sessions please contact us to arrange an informal meeting. Further information on the role of Staff Governor is available by emailing or calling 07973 736386