Our Council of Governors represents the interests of staff, patients, public, service users and carers, as well as other local organisations in the running of our Foundation Trust. The Council is largely made up of representatives covering all the districts and boroughs of the county. The Board of Governors meets regularly to discuss and review the Trust’s plans. Contact the Foundation Trust Office if you would like to know more about becoming a Governor.
What they do
The Council of Governors is a very important forum that helps shape the future direction of the Trust.
Members of the public, patients, service users, carers, and staff are all encouraged to get in touch with our Governors to improve the way we work and deliver services. You can contact any of our Governors via our Foundation Trust office. You can be confident that our Governors will always treat what you tell them sensitively and confidentially when needed. Your experiences, views and suggestions can really help the Trust to make services better for everyone. The Council of Governors meets regularly to discuss and review the Trust’s plans. Other roles and responsibilities for the Council of Governors are:
- Representing members’ views to the Trust’s board of directors
- Sharing information about key decisions with members of the Trust
- Appointing or removing the chair and non-executive directors
- Being involved in recruitment of the chief executive
- Appointing the Trust’s auditors
- Providing advice on the future strategic plans of the Trust
- Receiving the annual report and accounts at the annual general meeting.
Council of Governors meetings
As an NHS Foundation Trust, we put quality and safety at the foundation of everything we do. This is why we are currently holding our Council of Governors meetings virtually. For our forthcoming meetings, we have put in place a live event which will enable our members to watch and to ask questions. Listed below are the dates for our future Council of Governors meetings:
- Monday 18 September 2023, 17:30 to 19:00 (Annual General Meeting of the Council of Governors and Annual Public and Members meeting)
- Thursday 9 November 2023, 10:30 to 14:00 (via Microsoft Teams)
- Thursday 4 January 2024, 15:00 to 18:00 (via Microsoft Teams)
- Thursday 14 March 2024, 10:30 to 14:00 (via Microsoft Teams)
If you wish to ask a question or attend the Council of Governors meeting, please e-mail FoundationTrust@nhft.nhs.uk.
Recording of previous meetings are currently provided as a reference and are uploaded as soon as is feasibly and technically possible following the meeting.
The recording of our September 2023 Council of Governors meeting can be watched below:
Meet our Governors
Kettering & Corby - Simon Davey | Laura Wood
Daventry & South Northants - Carol Philips | Rebecca Breese | Aimee Clifford
Northampton - Rupal Shah | David N. Jones | Lynda Cox
Wellingborough & East Northants - Ranjit Singh | Robyn Cutforth
Rest of England - Al Richards
Patient and Carer Governors
Parent and Carer Governors - Atakan Ozkan | Pat Marshall | Kerry Bradshaw | Sam Bailey | Lloyd Cox | Susan Bruce | Lee Coyle | Vacant | Vacant
Doctors & Dentists - VACANT
Registered Nurses - Richard Amponsah
Unregistered Nurses - Vacant
Other Clinical - Joanne Dalrymple-Smith
Non Clinical - Vacant
West Northamptonshire Council - Cllr Matt Golby
North Northamptonshire Council - Cllr Dorothy Maxwell
The University of Northampton - Roshni Khatri
REACH Collaborative - Sharon Womersley
Older People - Age UK Northamptonshire - Sue Watts
Carer - Mark Major
Becoming a governor
Our next round of Governor elections will open in early 2022. Please check back here for more information about the seats that will be open for nomination.
Please contact us on 03000 273981 if you would like to discuss becoming a Governor. More information about what is involved in being a Governor is available on the NHS Providers website.
Please see below the outcomes from past elections.
Previous elections include:
ERS website for February 2018 elections