2 April 2015
Are you interested in having your say on the future of the Trust? If so, why not put yourself forward to become a Trust governor and have your voice heard? Elections for the council of governors are being held in in spring 2015, for a three-year term starting in July. People interested in standing for election can do so from Thursday 2 April.
Being a governor is a great way to participate in helping to shape the Trust’s future. You have the opportunity to work with board members and senior staff to improve patient care, and to give your views on the Trust.
There are vacancies for six governors in the public, patient and carer constituencies, and any member of the Trust is invited to stand.
Speaking about the role of the council of governors, Anthony Lumley, corporate governance manager, said: “The Trust would very much welcome any member to consider standing. If you see yourself using your experience as a patient, from working in the community or business, or from being active in a local group and are up for the challenge, full of enthusiasm and commitment for a brand new opportunity, then stand for election to the council of governors.
“Time and again, our governors who were or are patients, or were closely connected to someone who was cared for at Royal Brompton or Harefield hospitals, cite wanting to give something back to the Trust as their motivation. Governors really do get involved; they appoint the chairman and other non-executive directors on the board, receive the annual report and accounts, and the board must have regard to their views when preparing the Trust’s forward plan.”
Potential candidates are required to put forward their nomination by Friday 1 May. Voting will take place between 26 May and 17 June, with results announced on 18 June.
Nomination forms and information for interested candidates will be available from Thursday 2 April 2015 by calling 020 8829 8453 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like any additional information or to discuss the role further, please contact email@example.com or click here.