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Membership and Governors

Our Council of Governors is comprised of people elected by members to hold the Trust Board to account.

It represents both the interests of staff and those of the public and service users.

Governor elections provide you as a member of our NHS Foundation Trust with opportunities to:

  1. stand to be elected as a governor;
  2. vote for who you would want to represent you.


Governor election

Voting for the latest election to our Council of Governors closed at 5pm on 5 December 2019. Thanks to all those who stood for election and/or voted.

Click here to download the report of voting, as verified by Civica Election Services.

More about Membership

As members, you will be given the opportunity to have your say, see your decisions make a difference, vote to elect Trust Governors and hold us accountable for the quality of services we deliver.

There are three membership levels within BCHC:

Level 1: simply receive information and keep up-to-date 

Level 2: participate in surveys, attend meetings 

Level 3: get involved, with an interest in becoming a Governor

What do our members get involved in?

We interact with our members in many ways, ensuring you have the opportunity to work with us and influence the organisation in a variety of ways. Some of the activities our members have undertaken include:

  • attending membership events focussing on the services we deliver and the ways in which the Trust look to develop moving forward.
  • attend our Patient Experience Forum, providing comment and challenge based on the Trust’s patient feedback.
  • comment on policies and strategies that we are writing.
  • critique information leaflets relating to a service or a treatment at the draft stage to ensure the information is patient friendly.
  • complete online surveys which influence the Trusts decision making.
  • participate in the Trust’s research and innovation work.


If you are interested in find out more about membership please call our membership phone line on 0121 466 7023 or email us on

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 

The general data protection regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018.

We take the privacy of the members of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust extremely seriously, so we’ve made some updates to our Privacy Policy. It tells you how we use your data, how we store it and how we keep it safe.

Click here to see our Privacy Notices.

You can read our membership privacy notice by clicking here.

As a reminder, if you want to change how we keep in touch, please feel free to contact us any time by calling 0121 466 7023 or emailing