Members’ views are represented at the Council of Governors by governors who are elected and appointed for specific groups of members, known as constituencies.

Governors have an important role to play in NHS foundation trusts. They are responsible for representing the interests of the Trust's members and the public and partner organisations in the governance of the Trust.

CNWL has 43 governors, representing five constituencies, as shown below. Ketan Sheth is the appointed Lead Governor.

If you would like to contact a governor, email

Appointed governors

This constituency represented local organisations such as other NHS trusts, local authorities and voluntary services. These Governors are appointed to their role, rather than through election as in the other constituencies.
View a list of current appointed governors

Elected governors representing carers

This constituency is open to people aged over 16 years who care for a service user of the Trust.
View a list of current carer governors

Elected governors representing public members

This constituency is open to people aged over 16 years who are resident of England and Wales.
View a list of current public governors

Elected governors representing service users

This constituency is open to people aged over 16 years who has used the Trust's services within the last three years. There are two sub-categories of the constituency based on the geography of the Trust.
View a list of current service user governors

Elected governors representing staff members

All staff are automatically members unless they choose to opt-out. Staff membership is also open to employees of partner organisations where they are managed within Trust services and have been in post for more than 12 months. The staff constituency has the following sub-categories: medical staff, nursing staff (including healthcare assistants), allied health professionals, social care staff and other (non-clinical) staff...
View a list of current staff governors

Governor Elections 2016

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust are looking for new Governors to represent the needs of local communities. The roles are very important in helping shape the health services we deliver across London, Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. (Our Notice of Election is available to view here).

Anyone can become a Governor and you don’t need specific skills or experience because we provide you with the training you need. The only requirement is an interest in the Trust and a willingness to get involved. So if you have an interest in your community and health in general, this could be for you!
CNWL is one of the largest Trusts in the country providing services covering general community services, mental health, learning disability, substance misuse, sexual health, offender care and eating disorders. We welcome individuals with an interest in any of these services. 

We will be holding elections for the following constituencies:
• Service users – representing the Boroughs of Hillingdon, Harrow, Brent, Ealing Hounslow
• Service users – representing the Boroughs of Westminster Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Camden, Enfield and the rest of England.
• Carers – representing carers across all Trust services
• Public Governor – representing the London Borough of Harrow
• Public Governor – representing the London Boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham
• Public Governor – representing the Borough of Milton Keynes
• Public Governor – representing the London Borough of Camden
• Staff Governor – Nursing
• Staff Governor – Other (non-clinical)

Anyone who is a member of one of these constituencies is eligible to apply. If you are not yet a member you can join here.

To become a candidate in the election you will need to self-nominate by submitting a form from no later than the 17 March 2016. (Nominations open from 2 March).

You can find out more about what it means to be a governor at the NHS Providers website.

The nomination deadline was on Thursday 17 March 2016. 


Ballot papers or voting instructions will be distributed to qualifying members by post or email from Friday 9 April 2016.

Members receiving a ballot paper by post can cast a vote by post or by voting online. Members receiving voting instructions by email can cast a vote online only.

Votes can be cast by post by returning the ballot paper to:
Electoral Reform Services Ltd
The Election Centre
33 Clarendon Road
London N8 0NW

All votes must be received by the Independent Scrutineer (Electoral Reform Services Ltd), no later than 5pm on Thursday 28 April 2015.

Inquiries about replacement ballot papers or voting instructions should be directed by telephone to the Ciara Norris, Returning Officer on 020 8889 9203.

The Notice of Poll can be found here