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 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. Listed below are the dates for our future Council of Governors meetings:
- Thursday 13th May 2021, 10.00am to 12.00noon
- Thursday 15th July 2021, 10.00am to 12.00noon
- Thursday 16th September 2021, 10.00am to 12.00noon
- Thursday 11th November 2021, 10.00am to 12.00noon
- Thursday 13th January 2022, 10.00am to 12.00noon
- Thursday 17th March 2022, 10.00am to 12.00noon
If you wish to pose a question or attend the 13th May 2021 Council of Governors meeting, please e-mail FoundationTrust@nhft.nhs.uk by 17:00 on Tuesday 11 May 2021.
The recording of our January 2021 Council of Governors meeting can be watched below:
To catch up on previous meetings please click here
Meet our Governors
Kettering & Corby - Zoe Martin | Chris Davison
Daventry & South Northants - Carol Philips | Rebecca Breese | Aimee Fish
Northampton - Helen Clark | David N. Jones | Lynda Cox
Wellingborough & East Northants - Veda Enser
Rest of England -
Younger Service User - Chelsey Raine
Adult Service Users - Alec McPhedran | Beverley Sturdgess | Neil Goosey | Sam Bailey | Lloyd Cox | Susan Bruce | Vacant
Paul Kelly | Pat Edkins | Fiona Judge
Doctors & Dentists – Krishna Yathiraj
Registered Nurses – Tracy La Penna
Unregistered Nurses - Lyndsey Groves
Other Clinical - Vacant
Non Clinical – Evie Underwood
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.
Please see below the outcomes from past elections.
Previous elections include:
ERS website for February 2018 elections