Membership council

NHS foundation trusts are public benefit corporations and have a governance structure that must include members, a membership council (or council of governors) and a board of directors. Our membership comprises patients, staff and members of the public that live in the communities in which we provide services.

The membership council is made up of elected and appointed/nominated governors. Elected governors are either:

  • Public governors, elected by members of the public constituency
  • Patient governors, elected by members of the patient constituency
  • Staff governors, elected by the staff body

Appointed/nominated governors represent stakeholder organisations, all of which are specified in the constitution. Our current named stakeholder organisations are:

  • Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
  • London Borough of Islington
  • College of Optometrists
  • University College London (UCL)

A guide to the statutory roles of governors can be found under 'related documents' on the right hand side of the page. 


Elected governors

Nominated governors

Additional resources

Membership council report  can be found within the board papers.

Register of interests

Membership Council Register Of Interests 2023