Elections to the Council of Governors 2024

Governor elections will be taking place very soon and we have vacancies in the following public constituencies:

  • Calder and Ryburn Valleys
  • Huddersfield Central
  • South Huddersfield
  • North Kirklees
  • Skircoat and Lower Calder Valley
  • East Halifax and Bradford
  • Lindley and the Valleys

You will be able to submit a nomination from Wednesday 24 April 2024. 

We are holding information sessions for anyone interested in standing for election on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 08 May 2023 - 12.00 pm to 1.00 pm – Calderdale Royal Hospital
  • Wednesday 08 May 2023 - 5 pm to 6 pm – Virtual via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 09 May 2023 – 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm – Virtual via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 09 May 2023 – 5 pm to 6 pm – Acre Mills Outpatients, Huddersfield

If you are interested in standing for election or would like to book a place on an information session, please contact us by email at membership@cht.nhs.uk or call us on 01484 347342.


Key Dates

Wednesday 24 AprilNominations window opens
Wednesday 22 MayNominations window closes
Friday 7 June  Voting opens for contested seats
Tuesday 2 JulyVoting closes
Wednesday 17 JulyResults formally announced at Annual Members Meeting

For more information please contact the Membership and Engagement Team on 01484 347342 or at membership@cht.nhs.uk

A message from our Lead Governor

Here's a short message from our Lead Governor, Brian Moore, about the governor role:

"This year we have vacancies in seven of our public constituencies.

I want to encourage any members that have an interest in becoming a Governor to seriously consider standing for election. The Trust aspires to have a council of governors that reflects the diversity of its local community and welcomes nominations from all sectors and groups. 

Governors are part of the essential fabric of the trust. We carry out important statutory duties such as appointing the Chair of the Trust and the other Non-Executive Directors. Governors are responsible for holding the Non-Executive Directors to account for the Board's performance.

Our role, though, is broader than that. Governors also represent the interests and views of the Trust's members, the general public and patients within the trust. We are often invited to give our opinions and regularly engage with the Trust's leadership team. Our views are taken into account when important decisions are being made.

Being a Governor matters and can be very rewarding and I would encourage anyone with an interest in services at CHFT to put themselves forward."

Brian would be more than happy to have an informal chat with you if you would like any more information. Please contact the Membership and Engagement Team at membership@cht.nhs.uk or on 01484 347342


A person may not become a Governor of the Trust, and if already holding such office, will immediately cease to do so if:

  • They are a Director or Company Secretary of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, a Director of another NHS Trust or a Governor or non-executive director of another NHS Foundation Trust;
  • They are under 16 years of age;
  • They are unable to demonstrate compliance with the fit and proper persons test in line with NHS England guidance and CQC regulations;
  • They have been adjudged bankrupt or their estate has been sequestrated and in either case they have not been discharged;
  • They have made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a Trust deed for, their creditors and have not been discharged in respect of it;
  • They have within the preceding five years been convicted in the British Islands of any offence, and a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of three months or more (without the option of a fine) was imposed on them;
  • They have within the preceding two years been dismissed, otherwise than by reason of redundancy, from any paid employment with a health service body;
  • They are a person whose tenure of office as the Chair or as a member or Director of a health service body has been terminated on the grounds that their appointment is not in the interests of the health service, for non-attendance at meetings, or for non-disclosure of a pecuniary interest;
  • They have had their name removed, by a direction under section 46 of the 1977 Act from any list prepared under Part II of that Act, and have not subsequently had their name included in such a list;
  • They resign;
  • They die.

Official Documentation