Governor elections

Our 24 Governors represent the interests of the members and the general public, and they hold the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board.

Would you like to play a part in the future of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust? Put your name forward to become a Governor.

The Trust is committed to being an exceptional provider of healthcare.  As an elected Governor, you would make a creative contribution to the life of the Trust and be involved in representing the interests of your local community.

2018 Election

The Notice of Election for the 2018 Election was published on Friday 12 October.  There are vacancies for Governors in the following public constituencies and staff classes:

Public – Harrogate and surrounding villages – two seats

Public – Knaresborough and East District – one seat

Staff – Medical Practitioners – one seat

Staff – Nursing and Midwifery – one seat

Please click here to view the timetable for the 2018 Election.

The deadline for receipt of nominations was Wednesday, 30 October 2018.  Please click here to view the Statement of Persons Nominated.

Please click here to view the Declaration of Candidates Elected Unopposed.

Helen Stewart is duly elected as Staff Governor for Nursing and Midwifery.

Please click here to view the Notice of Poll.

Ballot papers were issued to members residing in the Harrogate and surrounding villages and Knaresborough and east district on Wednesday 14 November 2018 to vote for their preferred candidate(s).

Please click here to view the Election Results for Harrogate and Surrounding Villages.
Tony Doveston and Martin Dennys are duly elected as Governors for Harrogate and Surrounding Villages.

Please click here to view the Election Results for Knaresborough and East District.
John Batt is duly elected as Governor for Knaresborough and East District.

Please click here to view the Notice of Election for the 2018 Election.

Save the date for Governor training course

If you are successfully elected as a Governor in the elections, the Trust is offering a place on a Governor training course on Tuesday 11 December 2018, 9.30am-4pm. For further details, please contact Angie Colvin, Corporate Affairs and Membership Manager on 01423 554489.

2018 By-Election results

Declaration of results: 6 July 2018

Ian Barlow – Public Governor for The Rest of England

Neil Lauber – Staff Governor for the ‘Other Clinical’ staff class

The following candidates were elected unopposed:

Find out more

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, find out more by contacting Angie Colvin, Corporate Affairs and Membership Manager via email at angie.colvin@hdft.nhs.uk or by phone 01423 554489.

Useful documents

Contact us

If you require further information on the election process, please contact:

Angie Colvin, Corporate Affairs and Membership Manager: 01423 554489 or angie.colvin@hdft.nhs.uk.