Governor Elections 2021

Notice of Poll [pdf] 223KB

An election will be held for the Council of Governors of the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in March 2021.

Are you passionate about the NHS and would you like to be a voice for patients, their families, carers and NHS staff? If so, why not stand for election as a Governor of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We currently have vacancies within the public and staff (Doctors and Dentists and non-clinical) 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. We provide an induction programme for newly elected governors and an ongoing training programme is provided for all governors.


Report of Voting_Lancashire Teaching_R0161_300321 [pdf] 282KB

Voting in the Council of Governors elections closed Monday 29 March 2021. Congratulations to the successful candidates and many thanks to all members who either stood for election or who voted. A copy of the full report of voting as issued to the Trust is available on the website.


Public Governor


Mr Sean Barnes


Mr Pav Akhtar (re-elected)


Mrs Lynne Lynch (re-elected)


Staff Governor (candidates are elected unopposed)


Dr Waqas Khan representing Doctors and Dentists


Mr Piotr Spadlo representing non-clinical staff


image Governors play a critical role and provide an important link between the trust and the community, helping the trust to gather views from local people and feeding back important issues to help set the direction of future planning of health services.

Responsibilities include providing support and advice to ensure that the trust delivers services that best meet the needs of patients and the communities and provides high quality, effective and patient-focussed services.

If you are interested in the work of the Council of Governors why not attend the Council of Governor meetings which are held in public and quarterly. Please email for further details.

What do Governors do?

Governors have a key role in representing the interests and views of our members (staff and public) and the wider general public and in supporting our Trust’s performance by:

  • Helping us to promote membership opportunities and the Governor role 
  • Developing networks for engaging members (staff and public) and the wider community, including minority groups
  • Seeking the views of members (public and staff) and the wider public when developing our future plans and priorities and sharing these with our Board of Directors
  • Seeking assurance from our Board of Directors around the Trust’s performance and conveying key performance assurance information to members and the wider public


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About the Governor Elections 

The role of the Council of Governors includes promoting public and staff involvement, offering views on the future development of our services and undertaking a range of statutory duties such as the appointment of the Chair and Non-Executive Directors.  Governors are elected to the Council of Governors by public Foundation Trust members and members of staff. This is to make sure they represent the views of staff, patients, carers and the wider community when key decisions are made. Governor elections are held every year.

To stand for election you must be a Foundation Trust Member and aged 16 years and above; you can sign up for free today: become a member

How to apply?             

We will be updating the information on our website and further details will be included here on how to apply and the election process. If you have any queries please contact the Membership Office via email or telephone 01772 524412