Governor Focus conference

6, 7, 8 July 2021, online

A conference dedicated to NHS governors

Our national Governor focus conference is the leading free event for NHS governors. We look forward to welcoming 200 governors per day from across the country at this year's online conference. The event is a fantastic opportunity to network with other governors from across the country and learn from colleagues as well as hear from sector leaders on issues directly affecting the governor role and explore developments in the sector.

This year's event will take place virtually over three days on 6, 7 and 8 July. Our jam-packed, governor-specific programme will look at the sector through the lens of governors, exploring developments in the health and social care sector and examining issues most directly affecting the governor role.

why attend governor focus conference?

Governor Focus conference is a unique event aimed specifically at NHS governors, giving them the chance to explore developments in the health and social care sector, examining issues more directly affecting the governor role.

97% of governors rated the overall impression of last year’s event as good or excellent and 99% of governors would recommend this event.

Governors will:

  • Share, learn, and develop their knowledge to better prepare for the future
  • Have a fantastic opportunity to network with governor peers online
  • Dip in and out of sessions to fit around your work schedule - with morning sessions on 6 and 8 July and afternoon sessions on 7 July
  • Get the chance to hear from expert speakers who are committed to maximising the governor role
  • Learn from their colleagues through the governor showcase.  


We're currently working on this year's dynamic programme. Follow @NHSProviders or #governorfocus21 to be the first to hear when it's released.

Governor showcase

Our Governor showcase is an opportunity for trusts to showcase the exciting work their governors are doing and any examples of best practice. Each year we invite trusts to apply to take part in our showcase. Successful applicants will have their work made into an illustrated video to be shown during this year's conference.

You can view the winners' videos from last year on our YouTube channel

We would like to hear about what your council of governors is most proud of. It could be engaging with members and the public, developing good relationships with the trust board or any of the statutory duties.

Enter the showcase


Book your place

Bookings are now open for this year's event. Tickets are free for members and each trust can book two governor places per day over the three days. 

We'll leave it to you to decide who will attend, and on what date. You are welcome to use the two guaranteed places on two separate dates depending on governor availability.

Bookings should be made by trust company secretaries or membership managers on behalf of governors.

What previous delegates said

"Fantastic conference, shows how effective we can engage using virtual platform."

"Thank you for an incredible three days! So much to take in and take back."

"An insightful agenda and such interesting speakers and breakout sessions today, I really enjoyed attending."

"Very interesting lot of helpful information thank you."

"Excellent breakout discussions, thank you."

"It was an excellent opportunity to meet Governors from all over country."

contact us

For more information please contact the Governor focus events team.