Council of Governors

As a Foundation Trust, King’s has a Council of Governors which ensures that the key stakeholders – patients, members of the public, staff and partner organisations – have a say in shaping their local health service.

Collectively, it represents the interests of the more than 20,000 people who have become a Member of King's. Our membership is made up of patients, staff and members of the public, and it gives us valuable insight and perspective. Our Members also have other important roles as part of the governance structure of the Trust, such as appointing Non-Executive Directors.

Our governors are elected and appointed from across four constituencies:

  • Public governors represent each of our local constituencies.
  • Patient governors represent King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust patients, including those who live outside the constituencies we serve.
  • Staff governors represent a variety of staff roles across the Trust.
  • Nominated governors are the appointed representatives of our stakeholder organisations.


Our Council of Governors meets four times a year. The meetings are open to the public and we also encourage our Members to attend.

As part of continued measures to keep patients and the public safe during the coronavirus outbreak, Board meetings are currently taking place by video.

If you have a question you would like to put to the Board of Directors or Council of Governors, please email it to the Foundation Trust Office on In your email, please state at which meeting you would like your question to be asked in the subject line.

Upcoming meetings

Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, we have taken the decision to postpone the Council of Governors meeting originally scheduled for Thursday 15 September. The date of the next meeting will be publicised in due course.

Governor committees and working groups

As well as quarterly Council meetings, our governors also attend smaller committees and working groups that conduct detailed reviews of topical issues.

Patient Experience and Safety Committee
Listens to patients to understand how we can improve the experience of patients at King’s and ensure their safety.

Strategy Committee
Reviews plans and strategies for the future of the hospital, representing the views of members and the needs of the local community.

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