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 organisation.
Members of the public, patients, service users and carers, and staff are all encouraged to liaise 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 appropriate. The information you provide about 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 external
- 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
The Council of Governors meet regularly throughout the year in public. Dates and venues for future 2018 meetings are:
- Thursday 7 March 2019, 10.00am -13.00pm, Portland Room, Kettering Conference Centre, Kettering, NN15 6PB
- Thursday 16 May 2019, 10.00am - 13.00pm, Northampton venue
- Thursday 18 July 2019, 13.30pm - 16.30pm, Kettering venue
- Thursday 8 August 2019, 9.00am - 17.00pm, Northampton venue
- Thursday 21 November 2019, 10.00am - 13.00pm, Kettering venue
- Thursday 23 January 2020, 10.00am - 13.00pm, Northampton venue
- Thursday 12 March 10.00am - 13.00pm, Kettering venue
Papers for the meetings are available in the document section below.
Meet our Governors
Kettering & Corby - Richard Dobson | Chris Davison | Paul Joy
Daventry & South Northants - Michael Darling | Carol Philips | Gary Telford
Northampton - Howard Wood | Des Savage | Saher Anwar
Wellingborough & East Northants - Janet Hathaway | John Walker | David Robinson
Rest of England - Colin Cohen
Younger Service Users - Tremaine Richard-Noel
Adult Service Users - Vacant | Tony Locock | Alan Clark | Beverley Sturdgess | Jane Petch | Kevin Boyce
Older Service Users - Margaret Horne
Vacant | Vacant | Sandra Bemrose | Sandra Wright
Doctors & Dentists - Shahid Hussain
Registered Nurses - Cazz Broxton
Unregistered Nurses - Stuart Fitzgerald
Other Clinical - Kirsty Harris
Non Clinical - Samantha Benfield
Northamptonshire County Council - Councillor Christina Smith-Haynes
Borough & District Councils - Councillor Rosemary Herring
The University of Northampton - John Turnbull
Criminal Justice Services - Vacant
Northamptonshire Rights & Equality Council - Joe O’Neill
Older People - Age UK Northamptonshire - Sue Watts
Becoming a governor
Please contact us on 01536 452257 if you would like to discuss becoming a Governor. More information about what is involved in being a Governor is available here: Governor information booklet[pdf] 617KB
Four of the Trust’s Council of Governor seats are due up for election and there are also a further three current vacancies.
The seats due up for election are as follows:
- Public: 1 Wellingborough/East Northants seat
- Patient/Service User: 1 Adults service user’s seats (age 25-64)
- Patient/Service User: 1 Younger Service User (16-24)
- Carer: 3 seats
- Staff: 1 Unregistered Nurses seat
The notice for nominations to stand as a governor launched on 1st February 2019.The closing date for nominations is 1st March at 5pm.(Please see attached notice) Notice of Election February 2019
All members in this constituencies will have received either an email or postcard notifying of how to stand.
If you are not currently a member and are interested in standing or you do not believe you have received the notification please contact 01536 452061/452257 or email email@example.com for further information.
Previous elections include:
ERS website for February 2018 elections