Support your local community and the NHS

April 16, 2024

Do you understand what’s important to the people in your local community who use NHS services in Birmingham and Solihull? Could you spare the time to pass this on and help us to improve our services?

If so, University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) is looking for people to put themselves forward to become a governor.

UHB is the home of Good Hope Hospital, Heartlands Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Solihull Hospital and is recognised as one of the leading NHS hospital trusts in the UK.

Being a governor an important role and one in which you can play a key part in supporting your local NHS.

If you’re interested in standing for election as a governor, you can put yourself forward from 09 April until 08 May.

UHB has 12 vacancies across 11 constituencies in this year’s election, including: Solihull and Meriden; Sutton Coldfield North; Quinton, Halesowen and Southwest; Birmingham Southwest; Birmingham Heartlands; Birmingham West; Birmingham Reservoirs; Birmingham Central; Lichfield Northwest and Northeast; Tamworth; and Rest of England and Wales.

Dame Yve Buckland, Chair of UHB, said: “Our governors are absolutely crucial to us at UHB; they play an important role in ensuring that local people and patients have their voices heard, to help us improve our services.

“We are looking for governors who are passionate about supporting their local community, the NHS, and demonstrate our values; Kind, Connected and Bold. If you think this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.”

  • To be eligible to stand for election, individuals must live in the one of the constituencies areas listed below and be a member of UHB.
  • Not a member? It is quick and easy to become a member, just visit UHB’s website:
  • Already a member? From 09 April, an online nomination form to stand for election and more details about the role, can be accessed here:

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the opportunity, UHB would love to hear from you. Please email or call 0121 371 7944 and a member of the team will be very happy to speak with you.

The constituency areas with governor vacancies are: 

  • Solihull and Meriden
  • Sutton Coldfield North
  • Quinton, Halesowen and Southwest
  • Birmingham Southwest
  • Tamworth
  • Birmingham Heartlands
  • Birmingham West
  • Birmingham Reservoirs
  • Birmingham Central
  • Lichfield Northwest and Northeast
  • Rest of England and Wales

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