Staff Governors

Vacancy (Allied Health Professionals)


Nigel Johnson (Other non-clinical staff)

Nigel Johnson started working for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in August 2003.

He has worked in the Trust in a variety of roles, originally working in Orthopaedic and Ophthalmology Theatres as an administrator.

He currently works for the Gloucestershire Research Support Service in providing support to the senior and R&D Manager in meeting the responsibilities of all three local Trusts' as hosts and sponsors of clinical research. He also provides advice and support to researchers, to help ensure compliance with applicable regulation and Trust policies for research governance.



Mr Rob Randles (Nursing/Midwifery)

Robert Randles began his appointment at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in early 2003. Whilst here, he has completed his Masters in Business Administration (2008) and has attended the King's Fund 'Successful Leaders' course. He is presently the county wide Lead Nurse/Modern Matron for Surgery.

Previously, Rob held the position of Senior Nurse/Modern Matron at Bart’s & the London NHS Trust 2001-2003 managing ear nose and throat and ophthalmology nursing. Whilst there, he was a Royal College of Nursing Steward and was Vice Chair of the Modern Matron forum.

He has held a range of nursing posts over the 31 years since qualifying which include clinical nurse specialist and has been involved in research work.  Rob puts patients and staff safety as a high priority and is a Representative of Employee Safety for the Trust and sits on the main Health and Safety board.

Elected 2014: 3 year term of office

Mrs Sandra Attwood (Nursing/Midwifery)

Sandra Attwood, who lives in Prestbury, launched her nursing career as a cadet at Cheltenham General Hospital in 1973 before commencing her nurse training in 1975 and successfully completing in 1978 before moving to Germany. Mrs Attwood returned to the UK in 1986 and completed a back to nursing course at St Margaret’s Hospital in Swindon before joining the nurse bank at CGH where she worked as a staff nurse.

Mrs Attwood has completed her nursing diploma and degree as well as a number of courses relating to care of older people and acquired brain injury. Her career has progressed over the years and she is now a Modern Matron in the specialties of stroke and neurology, an area she is passionate about. She has three grown sons and seven grandchildren.

She said: “I really enjoy working for the Trust and I feel privileged that colleagues voted for me to represent them as a staff governor.”   

Re-Elected 2016: 3 year term of office

Richard Baker (Non Clinical/Other)

Richard has worked in our trust for 10 years and in that time he has gained a good understanding of how important a job we all do. In 2009 he moved to oncology to help look after the radiotherapy machines and where he now manages the oncology workshops. He recently set up and chairs the South-West Radiotherapy Engineering Group and is also a member of the Cancer Patient Experience Group. He has various qualifications in engineering and management.

At the age of eight Richard moved to Gloucester when his father's company relocated and apart from a five year spell in Stonehouse has remained there ever since. He sits as a parent governor at his local junior school and is also a scout leader.

Richard was the carer to his late partner and as such has experience of how our trust works from both sides; this has given him the desire and determination to improve staff and patient experience as well as a unique perspective on the challenges faced by the trust. He believes that learning to juggle empathy and professionalism has given him the necessary skills required to fulfil governor duties to a high standard. He has given award-winning talks on radiotherapy which have proven very popular and feedback indicates the talks have made a considerable difference to the people who have attended, especially the patients and their families.

He said "I think the work we do in our trust is amazing and I'm proud to be a governor."


Tom Llewellyn (Medical/Dental Staff)

Born and brought up in London I went to medical school in Cardiff qualifying in 1983

My Emergency Medicine training included registrar posts in Derby, Edinburgh and the West Midlands.  Six months of my training was spent in Australia.

I was appointed as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine in 1995 I now work in both Gloucester and Cheltenham.  I am specialty Director for Unscheduled care which includes the Emergency Department Acute Medicine and Ambulatory care