Governor Focus 2018

24 May – Congress Centre, 26 Great Russell Street, London

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Bookings now open Governor focus conference 2018

Our fourth national Governor focus conference takes place on 24 May in central London. The one day event – free for NHS governors – will bring together over 200 governors from across the sector to explore how they can be best equipped to support trusts in delivering quality healthcare.

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the NHS, the conference will allow governors to reflect on the NHS past, present and future, increase their understanding of the key national issues currently facing the health service and debate the role of the governor in a changing NHS landscape, as well as network and learn from their peers.  

What our delegates said

97% satisfaction rating 

"Very stimulating and educational for governors to develop in their role"

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Governor showcase

Building on the success of last year’s governor showcase, we will be inviting trusts to apply for a free space in the governor showcase exhibition. The showcase is an area of the conference dedicated to demonstrating governor impact. The 10 successful applicants will share their ideas and interesting practice, helping to promote, inspire and acknowledge the impact of governors in the NHS. 

We are particularly keen to hear what works in terms of councils of governors exercising their statutory duties. Engaging with members and the public is always a hot topic as is developing good relationships with the trust board. When preparing your submission, you may also want to think about:

• What is your council of governors most proud of?
• In what ways are your council of governors making an impact?

Ten exhibition spaces will be available in total and each trust selected will be provided with their own stand, two representative places and a free delegate place to attend the exhibition and display information on an exhibition board.

See examples of last year’s successful submissions

NHS Providers will provide and meet all costs of the space, stand, design and exhibition. We will also include a 200 word outline of your showcase on our website. Participating organisations will however be asked to fund their governor’s travel, and any information that they may wish to provide to other delegates. Once applications are made, submissions will be assessed by an internal judging panel.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the booking form by Friday 16 March. The ten selected showcase participants will be notified on by 30 March. If you have any questions about the showcase please contact


Our conference is free for governors to attend but spaces are limited and at this time we can guarantee one governor per trust. Please book by 29 March to secure your place. Any additional governor places will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis and we will let you know if your reserve has a confirmed delegate place by 6 April. 

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Terms and Conditions

  • Every trust is entitled to one guaranteed delegate place, and one reserve delegate place, to be appointed by the booker.
  • Registrations will close on 29 March 2018. We will let you know if you have a confirmed delegate place by 6 April.
  • There may be a photographer at the event and photographs of delegates may be used on future marketing materials. If you do not want your photograph to be taken or used in this way please notify a member of staff on site.
  • Programme details are correct at time of going to press. We reserve the right to make changes where necessary.


For more information please contact the Governor Support team.