Governor Elections 2018

governor elections 2018

Governor Elections 2018

Have YOU got what it takes?

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust welcomes Governor

We are pleased to welcome our new public governors and staff governor, following our recent elections; congratulations to Lynne Lynch upon being re-elected to the Council. We also welcome Steve Mills our new Appointed Governor representing Volunteers.

Governors have an important role in making foundation trusts better for patients and staff. They hold non-executive directors to account for the performance of the Board, and represent the interests of Trust members, the public and staff by asking questions on their behalf.

 Pav AkhtarPav Akhtar, Public Governor

I care about our community having well-run hospitals, delivering safe and effective patient-centred services, because I care about the

health and well-being of people in Lancashire. I care about our NHS services being well-managed, and healthcare professionals being well-trained, because I want patients in our community getting quality, compassionate care.




Anne Heywood

Anne Heywood, Public Governor

• The Trust values were installed into me through my Nurse training

and are part of my values as a Carer.

• I’m a Trustee for a local charity that supports children with chronic

illness, disability or sibling affected by bereavement.

• I’m involved with a ‘Dementia Alliance’ Group. Something I’m

passionate about.


Karen Leckie

Born and raised in Lancashire, I am passionate about excellent

healthcare services being available for the local community. If

elected as a Governor, I would work in partnership with others

to contribute to developing safe, efficient and quality healthcare in the Trust, aiming continually for outstanding care, for everyone.


Lynne Lynch

Lynne Lynch, Public Governor

Having worked as a Governor for the past three years I believe that

we should continue to be relentless in focussing on quality and

continual improvement. Feedback from patients and our community

is vital, I participate in all Governor engagement opportunities, gaining

insight and knowledge about the Patient Pathway.

Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson, Public Governor

I live in Adlington and seek to represent the whole community

served by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. As promised, I now serve as a volunteer at

Chorley Hospital, listening to both patients and staff. As a governor,

I would support the clinicians and administrators to deliver efficient

and effective services for the region.


Mike Simpson

Michael Anthony Simpson, Public Governor

The Health Service is perhaps the greatest achievement of the UK.

There are enormous challenges to preserve the quality of care at

a cost we can afford. I hope my experience in management in

industry and the voluntary sector can help in some way, however

small, to meet these challenges.

Huw Twamley

Dr Huw William James Twamley, Staff Governor (Doctors and Dentists)

I have been a Consultant in Critical Care and Anaesthesia for ten years. My senior management skills and experience on national forums enables me to be the representative voice of doctors and dentists within the organization and ensure that appropriate challenge is made at an executive and higher level.



We would like to thank Public Governors Brian Atkinson and Sheena Keskin and Appointed Governor representing Volunteers, whose term of office came to an end, for their service to the Trust.

We would like to thank everybody who put themselves forward in the elections to the Council of Governors and especially to everyone who placed their votes.   

Elections are generally held in March each year, if you would like to consider standing for election, please contact Catherine Arrand-Green, Membership Engagement Manager for further details via telephone:  01772 524412 or email:


Report of Voting 2018.pdf [pdf] 857KB

Candidates' Election Statements

HELP-FAQ for users of the ERSvotes service.docx [docx] 81KB

Candidates' Election Statements - Public.docx [docx] 4MB

Candidates' Election Statemens - Staff.pdf [pdf] 340KB

Notice of Elections

Notice of Elections.pdf [pdf] 64KB

Statement of Nominated Candidates

Statement of nominated candidates.pdf [pdf] 458KB

Notice of Nominations

Be the voice for your community and make a difference today: put your name forward to be a governor of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Governors are an essential part of making sure that the views of the wider community is taken into account in providing and developing our hospital services.  

We currently have governor vacancies available within both the public and staff (Doctors and Dentists) constituencies. You do not need specific qualifications for the governor role; only a commitment to representing members and the wider public to the best of your ability. An induction programme and on-going training is provided to governors upon being successfully elected.

Governor Election 2018



Nominations deadline

Friday, 16 Feb 2018

Summary of valid nominated candidates published

Monday, 19 Feb 2018

Final date for candidate withdrawal

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018

Electoral data to be provided by Trust

Friday, 23 Feb 2018

Notice of Poll published

Wednesday, 7 Mar 2018

Voting packs despatched

Thursday, 8 Mar 2018

Close of election

Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018

Declaration of results

Thursday, 29 Mar 2018



How to apply?               

If you are interested in standing for election, an information pack and nomination form can be obtained from the Returning Officer from the 1st February 2018:

Telephone: 020 8889 9203


Text: “Text 2FT LT” and your name and address to 88802

Post: Electoral Reform Services, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW  

Don’t delay - the deadline for completed nomination forms is

 5pm Friday 16 February 2018