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Council of Governor Elections 2021

Have you got the urge to do more for your local Trust in this toughest of years for our NHS? If so, you should consider putting yourself forward to become a Governor at UHDB.

We are now accepting nominations for our 2021 Council of Governor elections and would ask any of our public or staff members who want to make a difference to consider putting yourselves forward before the deadline at 5pm on Friday 23 April 2021.

The Trust is looking for people from all walks of life; from across our seven public constituencies, to contest the Governor vacancies up for grabs in the upcoming elections, as we are keen for our Council of Governors to accurately reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

In addition to our Public Governor seats, the elections will also present a great opportunity for our UHDB staff to nominate themselves to represent their fellow colleagues in the hospitals they work in as one of our Staff Governors.  

If you would like to apply to become a UHDB Governor, you will need to submit a nomination to Electoral Reform Service before Friday 23 April 2021. 

Complete your nomination form online (opens in new window) >

If you’d like to receive a printed nomination form, please contact Civica ElectionServices on 0208 889 9203, or by emailing

Find out more about our Council of Governors > or email 

Read more about how we are managed, and the NHS constitution >

So, you want to be a Governor?

Find out all you need to know about becoming a UHDB Governor by reading the information pack below:

Why should I consider becoming a Governor?

  • Elected Governors represent the interests of the Trust’s membership (staff, patients and local residents), and the wider public
  •  They play a vital role in making sure the views of our communities are taken into account when developing our services
  • Being a Governor can be very rewarding and interesting
  • Governors hold the Trust’s non-executive directors to account for the performance of the Board
  • Engagement between the Governors and the Trust is vital in bringing the role of the Governor to mean something more than a statutory one
  • Being a Governor can be very rewarding and interesting

Which seats will be contested at the 2021 Council of Governor Elections?

Seats that will be contested within the Public constituencies are:

  • Amber Valley & Derbyshire Dales – 2 seats
  • Derby City – 4 seats
  • South Derbyshire – 2 seats
  • Erewash– 1 seat
  • East Staffordshire – 1 seat
  • Lichfield & Tamworth – 1 seat
  • Rest of England & North West Leicestershire – 1 seat 

Seats that will be contested within the Staff constituency are:

  • Medical & Dental – 1 seat
  • Nursing and Midwifery Royal Derby Hospital – 1 seat
  • Nursing & Midwifery, All Other Sites – 1 seat
  • AHCPs – Royal Derby only – 1 seat
  • AHCPs – All Other Sites – 1 seat
  • Non-medical – Royal Derby only – 1 seat
  • Non-medical – All Other Sites- 1 seat