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Governor elections   - 2020 elections postponed

The Trust was due to hold staff and public governor elections in April-May 2020. However, we have been advised to postpone these due to the Covid-19 situation. 

The next Governor Elections are now scheduled for Spring 2021, when there will be 10 seats up for election: 3 Public (Bristol), 3 Public (North Somerset), 2 Staff (Non-Clinical) 1 Staff (Medical and Dental), and 1 Staff (Other Clinical).

For more information, 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 - Civica Election Services. For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions page or please contact the UH Bristol membership office 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.