Foundation Trust membership

As a Foundation Trust, we are still part of the NHS but independent from the Department of Health and directly accountable to our local community.

As a Foundation Trust, we give greater say in how we are run to local people, staff and all those who use our services, including patients, their families and carers. Our members reflect these groups and help us ensure that we are providing the very best service we can – a service built around the needs of the community.

Members are represented by elected governors who sit on the Council of Governors. They play a key role in shaping the strategic direction and governance of The Royal Marsden.

Become a Governor of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Governors play an important role in holding the Board of Directors to account, as well as representing the views of fellow members of the Trust and general members of the public. The Council of Governors meet on a quarterly basis, where they become aware of and discuss the performance and strategic direction of the organisation.

You do not need any specific qualifications to become a Governor as all successful candidates will be provided with relevant training, development and support to carry out the role effectively. 

To discuss the role and election process in more detail, please contact Rebecca Hudson, Member and Governor Lead, on 020 7808 2844 or email                    

Notice of election and statement of candidates