Make a difference to your local NHS trust by becoming a governor

Bradford Teaching Hospitals is seeking public and patient governors to sit on the foundation trust’s council.

This is an exciting opportunity to represent the interests of our service users, local communities and foundation trust members.

We are seeking to fill three seats in the public constituencies of Bradford West, Shipley, and the public membership constituency of the ‘rest of England and Wales’ for people with an interest in our hospitals who live outside the district.

We are also seeking an additional patient governor, for people who live outside the district but have received treatment at our hospitals.

As a governor you will be able to:

• ensure there is robust challenge about the strategic direction of the Trust, its vision and how it is performing;

• share with the board and council of governors the views of the local people you represent: actively seeking out what they think about the services provided by Bradford Teaching Hospitals;

• take part in meetings of the council of governors, its committees, governor training days to represent the views from your constituencies and carry out the statutory duties of a governor.

Jacqui Maurice, corporate governance manager, said: “The council of governors has an important role in making our foundation trust publicly accountable for the services it provides. It is important that people stand as governors so that we have patients’ voices and those of our local communities influencing the important decisions that we make.

“We actively encourage people to take part in aspects of hospital life and this is one more way that people can get involved.”

The council is made up of staff, appointed governors from partner organisations and 10 elected members from our public and patient constituencies. Candidates must be a Trust member, aged 16 or over and live in the area they want to represent.

The nomination form including supporting information is available at www.ersvotes.com/bth2018   – you can also view our notice of election here too. The nomination form can be completed online.

If you would though like a paper copy of the information and nomination form, please contact our returning officer:

Ciara Norris, Returning Officer
Electoral Reform Services Ltd,
The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW
Tel: 020 8365 8909
Email: ciara.norris@electoralreform.co.uk

Nomination forms must be returned, along with an election statement of no more than 250 words, by 5pm on Wednesday, 24 October, 2018.

For an informal chat please contact Jacqui Maurice on: 01274 382685 or email: Jacqui.maurice@bthft.nhs.uk

Voting papers will be distributed to members within the relevant constituencies on 13 November. The deadline for return of completed voting papers is 3 December and the results will be announced on 4 December.

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