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Become a Governor for Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Published 18/04/2017

The Council of Governors for Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking new public members to represent the views of the community.   

The council exists to ensure that the views of the 17,000 members of the Foundation Trust, and those of the wider community, are being represented appropriately. It consists of 31 members who are either elected by staff or public members, or selected to represent the views of the specialist fields in which they work. 

The group is not responsible for the day-to-day management of the two hospitals run by the Trust, but it is fully engaged in determining the future plans of the Trust.

Elections for the Council of Governors take place every spring, and each public member serves a three-year term. 

This year, the Trust is seeking nine public Governors – spread across all of its public constituencies.

John Rivers, Chairman of Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Becoming a public Governor offers the chance to really make a difference to the direction of the Trust. You can be hands-on in terms of shaping the future of our hospitals. It’s a fantastic opportunity to influence the future of healthcare in our city.” 

Nominations for the public posts must be received by Thursday, 4 May, and members who are qualified to vote will receive ballot papers later in the month.

Anyone who is interested in submitting a nomination should contact the Returning Officer on 0208 889 9203 or at derby@electoralreform.co.uk

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Governor, contact the Membership Team on 01332 786259 or visit http://www.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk/members/council-of-governors/

Last Modified 18/04/2017