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Staff governors


There are 7 seats on the Council of Governors for staff governors.

Ben Smith
Benjamin Smith
I am a physiotherapist at LRCH. I’m currently working as a research physiotherapist, with a doctoral fellowship funded by the NIHR looking at persistent knee pain.I would like to offer my help to the Trust in providing; maintaining and improving the services it delivers. I care passionately about the trust having worked in it for nearly 10 years. My children were born here, and I live locally. I believe it has great values and principles, with excellent patient care and world class education and research.
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Alison Booth 
I have worked in the NHS for over 30 years and as a Research Nurse in Rheumatology for the past 10 years. I have worked with the Council of Governors, as a Staff Governor, for the past 3 years to represent the views of both public and staff and raise concerns with the Executive Management team and Non Executive Directors. I believe in the public accountability of Foundation Trusts through the Council of Governors and if re- elected will continue to challenge and seek assurance about the demands and impact of management changes on service delivery and patient care.   
Rob Bradley
Rob Bradley
I am a Paediatric staff nurse working on Sunflower Ward at Royal Derby Children's hospital. I am passionate about Derby Hospitals and the service it provides to the people of Derbyshire and beyond. I would like to be a staff governor so I can help drive changes within the trust to ensure our patients and their families receive the best possible care.I also feel I can be a link between all staff and board level and vice versa so that staff understand the reasons for change therefore embrace them.

Anne Woodhouse
Anne Woodhouse
Having worked for the Trust for 27 years I am very proud and passionate about the Trust and also the NHS in general.  I am keen to get involved with the challenges we face. I am very approachable and I feel that I have a lot of qualities and experience, along with a common sense approach, to enable me to fulfil a role of Staff Governor.  I look forward to being actively involved with addressing our challenges to ensure we continue to be an excellent place for both patients and staff and achieve our desire to become the best Trust.
Ms Lorraine Horobin
Lorraine Horobin

Statement coming soon

Elaine Norton
Elaine Norton

Having seen many changes /challenges in over 40 years in the Derbyshire NHS, the current challenges to the NHS/Trust are unprecedented.   We require honest, effective communication, up, and down, the ranks, ensuring everyone understands their role in addressing the Trust’s physical /financial constraints “Shop floor” staff are better placed to effect change and address challenges but they need to feel valued, their voices heard, and to fully understand what is required of them, and why.  As a Governor I would like to support this sharing of information and enable every member of staff to have a voice.

Andy March
Andy March 
I have worked at this Trust since 1999 and loved every minute of it. I have had 3 years experience in this role as a Public Governor at another Healthcare Trust and learned a lot along the way. I will work hard to ensure the voice of the staff is heard and I would strive to hold the Non-Executive Directors to account on all aspects connected to the performance and ambitions of Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. 

Staff can look up individual governors on nhs.net email or alternatively the Trust's staff members can call ext. 85440 or write to their staff governors c/o The Membership Office, Trust Headquarters, Level 5, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 3NE.