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.

Do you want to have more of a say in helping to shape local healthcare services in your area?

If so, a role as a Public Governor at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust could be just the challenge you’re looking for.

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our patients, children and communities. We provide acute and community service for Harrogate and North Yorkshire from Harrogate District Hospital, Ripon Community Hospital and through our North Yorkshire Specialist Community Services. We also operate Children’s Public Health (0-19) Services for nine local authorities in the North East and Yorkshire, and are the largest provider of 0-19 services in England, looking after over 500,000 children.

Have you got what it takes to be a Governor?

Being a Governor can be very rewarding and interesting. Governors play a vital role in shaping the future direction of the Trust and the services provided to local communities.

Governors represent the interests of the Trust’s membership (which includes staff, patients and local residents) and the wider public.

Governors hold the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board of Directors.

Becoming a Governor is a good way to build your knowledge about what is going on in the Trust and the wider NHS.

Please see the results from previous elections here

Staff: Community Services

Staff: 0-19 services

Staff: Other Clinical

Public: Rest of England

Public: Rest of North Yorkshire and York

Public: Ripon & West District 

Notice of Election can be found here

How to apply

If you are interested in standing, more information and a nomination form can be obtained as follows:

Telephone: 020 8889 9203
Email:         [email protected]
Text:           Text 2FT HD and your name and address to 88802
Post:           CES, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW

Governors must be Foundation Trust Members, sign up for free today at:


Contact us

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

Corporate Affairs : [email protected]

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