NHS & Health Elections

Electoral Reform Services (ERS) has been enabling good governance in the healthcare sector for over a decade. Whether you are a Foundation Trust, a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) or a private healthcare provider, we have the knowledge and expertise to meet all your election needs.

We offer a range of services, which can be procured as a package or individual items, including:

MES (Membership Engagement Services) – the experts in engaging NHS communities
Modern.gov – champions of good governance and paperless meeting solutions

Our work with the NHS

Whether you are a long established “Wave 1” Foundation Trust or an aspirant Trust awaiting authorization, we have the experience, knowledge and expertise to deliver all your Governor election services. We administer over 80% of all NHS Governor elections and have been instrumental in steering change in the sector:

2003 – we advised the Department of Health Advisory Board
2004 – we wrote the Model Rules
Spring 2014 – we delivered the first pilot online election for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In the same year, we assisted in redrafting the Model Rules to incorporate online voting and all other digital channels

“It was a pleasure to work with ERS. Their experience of using electronic voting was extremely beneficial to us and we were impressed by their systems and processes. We were also really pleased with the way the elections were delivered and with the results.”

Paul Howard, Company Secretary Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Our reputation as the UK’s leading independent scrutineer brings unrivalled integrity to your election results. Get in touch to find out how we can support your governance needs.

What our client thinks

The service received from ERS was very professional and timely. Our project manager was helpful as always..

Essex Partnership University NHS FT

A selection of clients within the sector

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Ciara Norris, Head of Health and Community

Ciara Norris
Sector Manager