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Governor elections 

The next elections to the Trust's Council of Governors will be held in Spring 2020. If you are interested in standing for election, please contact the UH Bristol Membership Team on 0117 342 3764 or

About the Governor elections 

The role of the Council of Governors includes promoting public and staff involvement, offering views on the future development of our services and undertaking a range of statutory duties such as the appointment of the Chair and Non-executive Directors.  Governors are elected to the Council of Governors by public Foundation Trust members and members of staff. This is to make sure they represent the views of staff, patients, carers and the wider community when key decisions are made. Governor elections are held two years out of every three. They are conducted on the Trust's behalf by an independent returning officer - Electoral Reform Services. For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions page or please contact the UH Bristol Membership Team on 0117 342 3764 or

2019 Governor elections: There were 17 seats up for election in the 2019 Governor elections. Nominations were sought in March and an election was held in May. Results for the contested seats were declared on 28 May and are available here.  Several candidates were also elected unopposed. New governors took up office on 1 June.