By becoming a member you can help us ensure that the services we provide best meet the needs of local people.

As an NHS Foundation Trust thousands of local people have joined as members of our Trust and they help us shape the future direction of mental health, drug and alcohol, and learning disability services in Surrey and North East Hampshire.

Membership is free and open to everyone living in England over 14. You can choose stay updated with what’s new at Surrey and Borders by receiving our newsletter or get more involved by joining working groups or standing for election as a Governor. Your level of involvement is entirely up to you.

Complete our online application form


Our Council of Governors is made up of members who have been elected as Governors by their fellow members and of professionals from organisations closely linked with Surrey and Borders.We have 31 Governors who hold the Board of Directors to account for the Trust’s performance and represent the interests of our members and local communities.

Meet your governors

The Council of Governors meets in public four times a year and their duties include:

  • Appointing or removing the Chair and Non Executive Directors
  • Approving the appointment of the Chief Executive
  • Deciding the terms and conditions of the Chair and Non Executive Directors
  • Appointing the Trust’s auditors and receiving audit reports
  • Scrutinising the Trust’s annual plans

Find out more about our Council of Governor meetings, including meeting dates and papers.