Notice of May 2018 election

The 2018 Governor election process is now underway. Elections will be held for the following number of governors in the following constituencies and classes:

Constituency and class number of seats
Public – Newcastle    5
Public – Northumberland, Tyne and Wear (excluding Newcastle)    2
Public – County Durham, Tees Valley, Cumbria and Beyond           2
Staff – Ancillary and Estates             1
Staff – Nursing and Midwifery          1

Staff – Administrative & Clerical, Management and Hospital Chaplains    1

To stand for election you must be a member of the The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, within the constituency and class in which you wish to stand as a candidate.

If you do not know which constituency or class you are in, please contact the Returning Officer at the address below.

Nominations may be completed online or returned by post, email or fax. To access the online nomination portal or download a nomination form in PDF or Microsoft Word format please visit:


If you would like a form to be sent to you by post or email please contact UK Engage between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Tel: 0345 209 3770

Fax: 0161 209 4804

Email: newcastle-hospitals@uk-engage.org

Post: UK Engage, Image House, 10 Acorn Business Park,

Heaton Lane, Stockport SK4 1AS

Completed nominations must be received by the Returning Officer no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. Please do not return nomination papers to the Trust offices. If you are sending your form by post please allow sufficient time for it to arrive before the deadline.

In order to participate in the election as a candidate or voter you must be a member of the Trust on or before the closing date for the receipt of nominations.

Notice of withdrawal of candidates must be given to the Returning Officer in writing by 5.00pm on Monday 23rd April 2018 at the address given for delivery of nominations.

In the event of a contested election a ballot will be held and details will be sent by post or email to qualifying members.

Completed votes must be received by the Returning Officer no later than the close of poll at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 30 May 2018.

Background to the Trust election

Elections to the Newcastle Hospitals Trust Council of Governors are held every year.

You can find out more about the work of Staff Governors here.

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