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:
- Thursday 11 May 2023, 15:00 to 18:00 (via Microsoft Teams)
- Thursday 13 July 2023, 10:30 to 14:00 (via Microsoft Teams)
- Thursday 14 September 2023, 15:00 to 18:00 (via Microsoft Teams)
- 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 March 2023 Council of Governors meeting can be watched below:
Meet our Governors
Kettering & Corby - Zoe Martin | Chris Davison | Vacant
Daventry & South Northants - Carol Philips | Rebecca Breese | Aimee Fish
Northampton - Helen Clark | David N. Jones | Lynda Cox
Wellingborough & East Northants - Vacant | Vacant | Vacant
Rest of England - Al Richards
Younger Service User - Vacant
Adult Service Users - Vacant | Beverley Sturdgess | Neil Goosey | Sam Bailey | Lloyd Cox | Susan Bruce | Vacant
Paul Kelly | Vacant | Fiona Judge
Doctors & Dentists - Krishna Yathiraj
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 King Lawal
The University of Northampton - Roshni Khatri
Criminal Justice Services, Youth - Vacant
REACH Collaborative - Sharon Womersley
Northamptonshire Rights & Equality Council - Vacant
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.
Click here to find out more about becoming a Governor.
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.
Statement of Nominated Candidates.
Uncontested Report November 2018
Previous elections include:
Statement of Candidates March 2018
Uncontested report for March 2018 elections
Notice of Election February 2018
ERS website for February 2018 elections
Notice of Election June 2017[pdf] 73KB
Statement of Candidates - 210717[pdf] 77KB
Notice of Election - 080317[pdf] 354KB
Statement of Candidates - 080317[pdf] 190KB
Notice of poll March 2017[pdf] 237KB
Report on voting - 210417[pdf] 199KB
Uncontested report March 2017[pdf] 198KB
Notice of Election February 2019
Report on voting results April 2021
Uncontested report August 2021