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Could you be a Trust Governor - 2017 elections are open!

Nominations are now being invited ahead of elections to find new governors to join Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT). These elections give you the opportunity to represent the interests of colleagues and the public and help inform and influence the future of the Trust.

The Trust is specifically looking for candidates to fill the two seats in Dudley and two seats in Walsall constituencies.  Completed nomination forms are to be received by 5pm on Monday 16th January 2017.


If you are a member you can get involved by:
•    Standing as a Governor in one of our public or staff constituencies
•    Voting for a candidate who you feel would best represent your views

BCPFT, which provides mental health, learning disability and childrens services, is also looking for people to join its Assembly of Governors.

Trust Governors are individuals that tie a Trust to its patients, staff and local stakeholders. They are direct representatives of local interests within the governance structure of the Trust.

Governors play a central role in informing and influencing future plans, including how we invest to improve the quality of patient care.  

Anyone who is a member of the Trust and aged 16 or over can be a Governor.


Where are we seeking nominations?

Nominations are now being accepted from people who wish to become Public and Staff Governors representing the following areas:

Public
Dudley                      2 seats
Walsall                      2 seats

Staff
Administration and Management                                                   1 seat
Nursing – Children’s                                                                      1 seat
Professional/Clinical (such as Medics and Doctors)                      1 seat
Support Staff (such as Health Care Support Workers)                  1 seat

You can find out more about being a Governor on our website at http://www.bcpft.nhs.uk/join-us/, or call our Membership Team on 0121 612 8061 for a chat.


How to apply?


If you would like to stand, please contact Ciara Norris by:

Tel: 0208 889 9203

Text: Text 2FT BC and your name and address to 88802

Address:  Electoral Reform
                 Services Limited
                 The Election Centre
                 33 Clarendon Road
                 London
                 N8 0NW

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If you have enthusiasm and the willingness to represent not just your own views, but also the view of the people in your community, or staff group then don’t delay! The deadline for receipt of completed nomination forms is 5pm on Monday 16th January 2017.


What happens next?

Once you have decided to stand for Governor, Electoral Reform Service (ESR), an independent organisation, will carry out our Governor elections.

You don't need anyone else to support or sponsor you nomination to stand as a Governor. You will be asked to complete a simple form by ESR and include a short statement about you and why you want to become a Govenor.

ESR will the pass these details on to members who will be eligible to vote.