Governor Focus conference

6, 7, 8 July 2021, online

Why attend Governor focus conference?

Our national Governor focus conference is the leading free event for NHS governors, giving them the chance to network and learn from their peers. 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.

Last year's Governor Focus conference welcomed over 360 governors representing over 100 trusts over the week. 

This year's event will also 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.

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We're currently working on this year's programme. Follow @NHSProviders 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, with the successful applicants given a free stand in our exhibition to display the exciting work they're doing. 

We hope those who attended the conference in 2020 enjoyed the Showcase projects we shared. You can find the list of the seven finalists below including animations which show their work of the trusts.


Delegate Feedback

"Well delivered, knowledgeable and engaging. Could have listened longer."

"Really helpful - thank you - this was a good length and really helped me to understand how other trusts engage in both digital and in public engagement. Thank you."

"A well run, thought provoking networking event. I found this conference an excellent way to learn from other Governors and wish I had been able to take part in more than one day."

"Very useful with a great many staff governors sharing experiences."

"Excellent, inspiring, good practice that we want to emulate."

"Very interesting way of looking at the Governor role, and thought provoking."

Showcase participants 2020


Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust 

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

East London NHS Foundation Trust 

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."


For more information please contact the Governor focus events team.