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Governor elections 

Could you be a UH Bristol Governor?

We are looking for members of the public and members of staff to join our Council of Governors. 

The next Governor Elections take place in Spring 2020 and we need to fill 9 seats: 3 Public (Bristol), 3 Public (North Somerset), 2 Staff (Non-Clinical) and 1 Staff (Medical and Dental). 

The nomination period for the governor elections runs from 1 April 2020 - 20 April 2020 and the voting period is 11 May-1 June. Successful candidates will take up office on 2 June 2020 for a three-year term of office.

If you are interested in standing for election, please contact the UH Bristol Membership Team for an informaition pack on 0117 342 3764 or

Please note that there are no elections this year in our Public-South Gloucestershire, Public-Rest of England/Wales, Staff-Other Clinical or Staff-Nursing and Midwifery membership constituencies.

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. 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 2019.