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2020 Council of Governor Elections

Governors have an important role in making GMMH publicly accountable for the services we provide.  They are elected by GMMH Foundation Trust members and form the Council of Governors.  They are responsible for representing the views and interests of members to the Trust’s Board of Directors as well as having formal roles in appointing the Trust’s chair and supporting the appointment of the chief executive. 

We have 14 seats up for election on our Council of Governors.  These are across the following areas:

Table of Governor Seats



Bolton                                                           x 1 seat

Salford                                                          x 1 seat

Trafford                                                        x 1 seat

City of Manchester                                      x 1 seat

Other England and Wales                           x 1 seat

Service User and Carer                                                                                                                x 2 seats


Nursing                                                       x 2 seats

Allied Health Professionals                         x 1 seat

Psychological Therapies                              x 1 seat

Medical                                                         x 1 seat

Non-Clinical                                                  x 1 seat

Social Care                                                   x 1 seat


Becoming a governor provides a great opportunity to drive improvements in our mental health services, support our work and directly influence issues which affect you and your constituents. 

Anyone can be a governor so long as they are 16 years old or over and a member of the Trust.  Anyone can become a member of the Trust by registering online at https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/how-to-become-a-member, emailing membership@gmmh.nhs.uk or calling 0161 358 1607.  Becoming a member is a great way to learn about more opportunities to get involved with the Trust and help to challenge stigma and discrimination.  It also means you get to vote for who you want to represent you on the Council of Governors.

To become a governor, all you have to do is complete a nomination for and send an election statement and photo by 5pm on Monday 3 February 2020. 

If you would like to stand for election, contact our election administrator, UK Engage, to receive a nomination form.  To nominate yourself online or download a nomination form, visit: https://nom.ukevote.uk/gmmh

How to contact UK Engage:

  • Telephone: 0345 209 3770 (costs may vary according to your telephone contact)
  • Email: gmmh@uk-engage.org
  • Post: UK Engage, 10 Acorn Business Park, Heaton Lane, Stockport, SK4 1AS




  • Notice of Election: 13 January 2020
  • Deadline for receipt of completed nomination forms: Monday 3 February 2020
  • Ballot papers sent to members of the Trust: Tuesday 18 February 2020
  • Voting closes: Thursday 12 March 2020

For more information about the elections, please visit www.gmmh.nhs.uk/governor-elections

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