Become a member of the SLaM Members’ Council

Do you want to help SLaM shape its priorities for the future? Now you can, as the time has arrived for SLaM’s Members’ Council elections. 

Bring your unique perspective as a service user, carer, staff or public member and stand for election to help shape NHS SLaM’s vision for the future.

Nominations need to be in by Friday 12 October, so don’t delay and get your forms in soon.

What does it mean to be on the Council?

Governors form an integral part of the governance structure that exists in all NHS Foundation trusts; they are the direct representatives of local community interests in foundation trusts.

The Members’ Council is responsible for appointing the Chair and other Non Executive Directors, as well as approving the appointment of the Chief Executive.  If you are looking for ways to make a difference and want to help shape our priorities, being a Governor gives you the opportunity.

Being a Governor will require engagement with the Trust, through Council meetings, keeping up to date with SLaM news, and contributing your opinions and experience to help shape the Trust’s future for the benefit of our members.

Who can stand for election?

To qualify for nomination you need to be a member of SLaM and in the constituency and class for which you intend to stand.  The Members’ Council is made up of various constituencies representing SLaM.  If you are concerned you may not qualify, contact Carol Stevenson at who can discuss with you. The current vacancies are as follows:

Constituency Number of members to be elected
Carers 3
Service Users 3 residing in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark
3 residing in the rest of England and Wales
Staff 4
Public 1 residing in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark
2 residing in the rest of England and Wales

How are you elected?

If you do qualify, fill in the nomination form, details of where to send this are on the form.

SLaM will then contact all our members informing them of the nominations for their constituency, after which the members can then vote for who they would most like to represent them.  For example, members of SLaM who are carers will be sent information on who has been nominated in the carer constituency.