The NHS Elect Members Board is the lead governing body for NHS Elect.

It advises on the strategic direction of the organisation and approves the annual objectives and monitor performance against these. It provides advice and direction to the Chief Executive Officer and the NHS Elect central team, particularly in relation to improving the services offered to member Trusts.


The NHS Elect Board comprises CEOs from member organisations (or their nominated deputies) and the NHS Elect Chief Executive Officer with the Director team in attendance. Nominations are sought every two years from member organisations for CEOs or Executive Directors who would like to join the Board.  If you are a CEO or Executive Director in one of our member sites and have an interest in serving on our Board we would very much like to hear from you. Please email Caroline Dove (

NHS Elect Chair

The Chair of NHS Elect is a CEO from one of our member sites. The current Chair is Stephen Graves, CEO at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. The Chair is nominated from within the member organisations and holds the post for one year, renewable for up to three terms.  The Deputy Chair will be nominated by the member CEOs and will hold the post for one year, renewable for up to three terms.

Main roles and responsibilities

The NHS Elect Members Board provides overall leadership to NHS Elect, it helps to develop and deliver a strategy that ensures the continued success of the organisation and to improve the support it provides to member Trusts, through:

  • Advising on and approving the overall strategy of the NHS Elect members' programme, including approving the organisational objectives for NHS Elect on an annual basis
  • Monitoring the performance of the NHS Elect team in delivering against the agreed objectives
  • Reviewing the work undertaken and future plans for each of the key workstreams
  • Providing particular advice on the site-specific work programme and advising on ways that NHS Elect can
  • deliver improved support to its member Trusts
  • Advising how other parts of the governance structure could be developed and improved to support members
  • Providing a key link between the senior central team and the CEOs of member Trusts
  • Promoting the work of NHS Elect nationally and supporting the Directors in recruiting additional members to develop and expand the NHS Elect members' programme