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
The dates for our remaining Council of Governors meetings in 2020/ 2021 are:
- Thursday 14 January 13.00pm - 17.00pm, Microsoft Teams
- Thursday 11 March 10.00am - 14.00pm, Microsoft Teams
As an NHS Foundation Trust, we place quality and safety at the base 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.
If you wish to ask a question or attend the Council of Governors meeting, please e-mail FoundationTrust@nhft.nhs.uk by Tuesday 12th December.
Please do read the agenda and papers for our Council meeting on 14 December, which are now available below.
The recording of our July 2020 Council of Governors meeting can be watched below.
Meet our Governors
Kettering & Corby - Zoe Martin | Chris Davison | Paul Joy
Daventry & South Northants - Michael Darling | Carol Philips | Gary Telford
Northampton - Helen Clark | Des Savage | Saher Anwar
Wellingborough & East Northants - Janet Hathaway | John Walker | Ranjit Singh
Rest of England - Colin Cohen
Younger Service Users - Chelsey Raine
Adult Service Users - Alec McPhedran | Alan Clark | Kevin Boyce | Beverley Sturdgess | Neil Goosey | Vacant
Paul Kelly | Vacant | Fiona Judge
Doctors & Dentists - Shahid Hussain
Registered Nurses - Cazz Broxton
Unregistered Nurses - Vacant
Other Clinical - Manda Mellors
Non Clinical - Samantha Benfield
Northamptonshire County Council - Christina Smith-Haynes
Borough & District Councils - Councillor Rosemary Herring
The University of Northampton - Roshni Khatri
Criminal Justice Services, Youth - Liz Fowler
Criminal Justice Services, Adult - Vacant
Northamptonshire Rights & Equality Council - Wendi Buchanan
Older People - Age UK Northamptonshire - Sue Watts
Carer - Mark Major
Becoming a governor
Please contact us on 01536 452061 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.
Nominations for Governor elections closed on Thursday 27th February 2020 please see here for a statement of candidates.
Please see below the outcomes from past elections.
Previous elections include:
ERS website for February 2018 elections