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.


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

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

2020 governor elections

Prospective governor evening Tuesday 4 August 2020

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.

Apply to become a governor, and help the Trust and our board of directors deliver best care for everyone. We have the current governor vacancies available:


  • Cotswold District Council area (2 vacancies)
  • Forest of Dean District Council area (1 vacancy)
  • Gloucester City Council area (1 vacancy)
  • Out of County area (1 vacancy)
  • Stroud District Council area (1 vacancy)


  • Allied healthcare p rofessionals (1 vacancy)
  • Medical and dental (1 vacancy)
  • Nursing and midwifery (1 vacancy)
  • Other, non-clinical (1 vacancy)

Notice of election 2020

Notice of poll 2020

2019 governor election results

Full details of the vote turnout can be found in the Electoral Reform Services voting report.


Alan Thomas: Cheltenham

Hilary Bowen: Forest of Dean

David Adams: Forest of Dean (elected following seat vacancy and receiving second highest number of vote, has since resigned)

Graham Coughlin: Gloucester City

Pat Eagle: Stroud

Geoff Cave: Tewkesbury

Kedge Martin: Tewkesbury


Find out more about our public governors.


Julia Preston: Nursing and midwifery


Find out more about our staff governors.