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​​Governor Election 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Governor election process commences on 18 March 2020 and will conclude with the declaration of the results on Tuesday 19 May 2020.

Details of the nomination process are being posted to all public members in constituencies where elections are being held and details will be emailed to all staff.  

There will be elections in the following constituencies: East Dorset, West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland, South Somerset/Rest of England and Staff.  

A full list of vacant seats and constituencies is available in the Notice of Election

As Returning Officer, UK Engage will be managing this election on behalf of Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  If you would like to put your name forward to sit on the Council of Governors, you will need to complete a nomination form.

The easiest way to do this is to complete the online nomination form.

You can request a nomination pack by phone or email and UK Engage will send it to you.

If you wish to write your application by hand, you can download and complete a paper nomination form. Once you have filled it in, please post it to UK Engage.

Nominations for this election will close at 5pm on Friday 3 April 2020.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact UK Engage:

Visit: to access all the information you will need about this election

Phone: UK Engage on 0345 209 3770 


Write to:  UK Engage, Image House, 10 Acorn Business Park, Heaton Lane, Stockport SK4 1AS