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About the Council of Governors

The Council of Governors ensures that the views of members, as well as those of the wider community, are represented appropriately and it has been re-constituted to reflect the wider communities served by the merged Trust.

The Council of Governors is not responsible for the day-to-day management of the Trust, this responsibility remains with The Board. However the Trust Board ensures the Council of Governors is fully engaged in determining the future plans of the Trust.

The Council comprises of 27 members who are either elected by our staff and public members, or selected to represent the views of the specialist fields in which they work.

If you are interested in learning more about governors or contacting your governor, you can email  uhdb.governor@nhs.net.

Governors meetings

Due to coronavirus our Council of Governors meetings are being held virtually.  If you would like to join the virtual meeting please contact the membership office on uhdb.governor@nhs.net or call 01332 785 440 to register. You will receive instructions to join the meeting via Microsoft Teams.


Upcoming meetings

  • Tuesday 27 September 2022 | 3:30pm - 6pm
  • Tuesday 29 November 2022 | 3:30pm - 6pm
  • Tuesday 31 January 2023 | 3:30pm - 6pm
  • Tuesday 28 March 2023 | 3:30pm - 6pm

Council of Governors chart

Download Council of Governors Chart 2022 (opens in new window)[pdf] 303KB

Photographs of new governors in post will be added in due course.

Appointed Governors

Agendas and papers

Due to Coronavirus our Council of Governors meetings are being held virtually.  If you would like to join the virtual meeting please contact the membership office on uhdb.governor@nhs.net. You will receive instructions to join the meeting via Microsoft Teams.


Meeting etiquette

  • The public are invited to ask questions relating to matters of business covered on the agenda. For any questions which cannot be responded to at the meeting, a response will be provided as soon as possible afterwards
  • By joining the live meeting you are agreeing not to record the event for personal or commercial use.