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Governors & Members

Governors and members of Milton Keynes University Hospital play an important role in how the Trust is run and help shape the future of healthcare in MK and beyond.

Click here to find out who YOUR governor is.


MKUH has more than 9,000 members (made up of over 5,300 members of the public and over 3,600 staff), who help to tailor services to the changing needs of the community, work to improve patient experience and help develop the future of MKUH and the healthcare community.

Anyone can apply to become a member of MKUH.


  • Are invited to Council of Governors’ meetings, Annual Members’ Meetings and other special events
  • Receive newsletters and updates about the hospital’s activities
  • Offer ideas or raise concerns with governors
  • Vote to elect governors who involve patients, families and the public in working to do things better
  • Influence the development of the Trust and its services via the governors

It is completely up to individual members as to how involved they want to be, and we value any input citizens can offer.

If you would like to become a member, please complete the form.

If you require further information, please email [email protected] or call 01908 996235.

Council of Governors

The Council of Governors (CoG) is made up of representatives from public and staff constituents, as well as various stakeholder and partner organisations.

The CoG:

  • Works with the Trust so its long-term plans match the needs of the local population, and influences proposals to make changes to services
  • Works with the Board of Directors to ensure that the Trust fully understands the needs of the local community
  • Represents the views of the wider membership
  • Appoints the Chair and other Non-Executive Directors

MKUH is a Foundation Trust (FT), meaning it has a greater say in the care it provides and the way it spends its money. Being a FT means the Board of Directors is accountable directly to its members through the Council of Governors (CoG).

The Trust remains part of the NHS and is regulated by the same public bodies – NHS Improvement and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Become a member
Council of Governors
Agendas and Meetings