Any member of the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust can nominate themselves for a governor vacancy in their constituency. We hold elections most years and, if you are appointed, you will hold office for 3 years.

It’s been an unprecedented time in the NHS, and the support we’ve received has been remarkable. Now is the time to make a difference and show your support for Gloucestershire Hospitals.

Public governors document 2021

If you have questions or queries about becoming a governor, contact us by emailing or calling 0800 019 3303.

2021 Governor Elections

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us all of the importance of our NHS but now is your chance to do more than clap, and join our Trust and put your name forward to be a governor.

Applying to be a governor would put you in a vital position to support the Board of Directors in ensuring we move forward and deliver 'Best Care for Everyone'.

The governor role is open to all, with no prior experience needed, only a passion for improving the lives and health of Gloucestershire’s population.

We currently have the following governor vacancies available:

  • Public: Cheltenham Borough Council Area (1 vacancy)
  • Public: Cotswold District Council Area (1 vacancy)
  • Public: Forest of Dean District Council Area (1 vacancy)
  • Public: Tewkesbury District Council Area (1 vacancy)

Nominations for 2021 Governor Elections

The nomination form for the 2021 Governor Elections is now live until 23 September 2021.

Nominate today:


To become a governor, you must already be a Foundation Trust member. Find out how to become a member.

Prospective Governor Evening

Prospective Governor Evening Q&A - Catch up here:

Deborah: Governor Evening
Peter: Governors Evening
Alan: Governor Evening

2020 Governor Election results


Cotswold District Council area – Kate Atkinson and Anne Davies

Forest of Dean District Council area – Mary Waddington

Gloucester City Council area - Liz Berragan

Out of County area - Nicholas Price

Stroud District Council area - Debbie Cleaveley


Allied healthcare professionals – Fiona Marfleet

Medical and dental – Russell Peek

Nursing and midwifery - Sarah Mather

Other, non-clinical - Carolyne Claydon

Find out more about our public governors

Find out more about our staff governors

Join Gloucestershire Hospitals as a governor and contribute towards a better future for your NHS