Governor elections

Our 25 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.

Click hereClick hereWould 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 By-Election

The Notice of Election for the 2018 By-Election will be published on Wednesday 9 May. Click here to view.

Timetable for the 2018 By-Election:

Last Day for Publication of Notice of Election     09/05/2018

Click here to view the Statement of Nominations for the forthcoming elections.

Click here to view the Notice of Poll/Issue of ballot packs for the elections.

The following candidates have been elected unopposed:

Deadline for receipt of nominations                      25/05/2018
Publication of Statement of Nominations             29/05/2018
Deadline for candidate withdrawals                      31/05/2018
Notice of Poll/Issue of ballot packs                      12/06/2018
Close of Poll 5.00pm                                            05/07/2018
Count and Declaration of Result                          06/07/2018

There are vacancies for Governors in the following public constituencies and staff class:

  • Public- Ripon and West District – one seat
  • Public- Knaresborough and East District – one seat
  • Public- Rest of England – one seat
  • Staff – Other Clinical – one seat

2017 Election results

Find out more

If you are interested in becoming a Governor and would like to find out more, we are holding two information sessions on:

Wednesday, 9 May at 3.30 – 4.30pm in the Syndicate Room, Strayside Education Centre, 3rd Floor, Harrogate District Hospital

Monday, 14 May at 6-7pm in the Leon Smallwood Unit, Ripon Community Hospital, Firby Lane, Ripon, HG4 2PR

You will have the opportunity to ask questions, find out more about the election process and meet the Chairman, Angela Schofield, existing Governors and Angie Colvin, Corporate Affairs and Membership Manager.  If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please register your interest in becoming a Governor by contacting Angie Colvin, Corporate Affairs and Membership Manager, via email: 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