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Election to the Council of Governors 2024

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How would you like to be the voice for your community and have the chance to make a difference?  We are looking for foundation trust members to join the Council of Governors at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Governors have a key role in representing the interests and views of our members, both colleagues and the public, as well as the wider general public. They are essential in making sure that their views and opinions are considered in providing and developing our hospital services, making a huge difference to the lives of those we help.

The Elections to the Council of Governors will be held in February/March 2024 with nominations opening on 8 January 2024. There will be seven governor vacancies available within the public constituency and four within the staff constituency (representing doctors and dentists; non-clinical staff; other health professionals and healthcare scientists; and unregistered healthcare and support workers).

What is the commitment expected of Governors?

A Corporate and Governor Calendar is produced each year and for the year 2024/25 has been published on the Trust’s website.  It is expected that Governors commit to attend the following each year:

  • Four formal Council of Governors meetings
  • Informal Council Workshops and joint development sessions with the Board of Directors
  • Governor Subgroup meetings
  • Annual Members’ Meeting
  • Ongoing training and development

Is it for me?  What does a governor really do?

To find out more and if it is right for you then come along to our virtual prospective governor information workshops.  You will get a chance to hear from Electoral Reform Services about the election process, learn more about the role and the expectation of a governor, meet existing governors, and hear about how you can make a difference.  The workshops will be held on:

  • Understanding the Election Process - Friday 19 January 2024 - 10 – 10.30am via MS Teams

  • Meet the Chair – Expectations and Responsibilities of the Role - Monday 22 January 2024 - 1 - 3pm Seminar Room 9, EC1, Royal Preston Hospital
  • Meet the Chair – Expectations and Responsibilities of the Role - Thursday 25 January 2024 - 3 - 5pm Seminar A1, EC3, Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

To book your place on the virtual workshop or for any further information, please email corporateaffairs@LTHTR.nhs.uk or call 01772 522647 and leave your contact details (please state your name and telephone number) and arrangements will be made to send joining instructions to your calendar.

If you are interested in becoming a governor, we strongly advise booking a place on the workshops.

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 Monday 8 January 2024.

URL:  www.cesvotes.com/LTH2024

Email: ftnominations@cesvotes.com

Telephone: 020 8889 9203

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 on Monday 5 February 2024.

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Additional Information

Election to the Council of Governors

CLOSE OF NOMINATIONS: 5:00:00 PM ON 05/02/2024

Further to the deadline for the nominations for the above election, the following valid nominations were received:

Constituency name Candidate forename Candidate surname Political interests Financial or other interest in the Trust
Public Pav Akhtar Labour Party None
Public Liz Bamber None I manage a charitable service working at the Royal Preston Hospital
Public Sean Barnes None None
Public Liam Calvert Labour Leyland
Public Carole Cochrane CBE None None
Public Philip Curwen None None
Public Chris Johnson Conservative Institute None
Public Uzma Khan None None
Public Angela Kos FCCA, MSc, FCMI None None
Public Keith Martin Co-operative & Labour None
Public Mr Micallef Conservative None
Public Kofo Kego Oyeleye None None
Public Javid Pathan Labour Party None
Public Christine Pownall None None
Public Sayf Raja None None
Public Graham Robinson None None
Public Louise Tudor None None
Staff: Doctors and Dentists Teik Chooi Oh None None
Staff: Non-Clinical Romaiz Al-Hassan None Work for the trust has a maternity digital support assistant
Staff: Non-Clinical Rex Burman None None
Staff: Non-Clinical Ben Morris None None
Staff: Non-Clinical Lesley Purcell None None
Staff: Non-Clinical Piotr Spadlo None None
Staff: Other Health Professionals and Healthcare Scientists Rachel Parr Labour None
Staff: Other Health Professionals and Healthcare Scientists Tom Ramsay None My wife works for LTHTR
Staff: Unregistered Healthcare and Support Workers Gemma Devine None None
Staff: Unregistered Healthcare and Support Workers Christopher Heap None None

The contact address for each of these candidates is C/O The Returning Officer, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Civica Election Services, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW, or email at ftnominations@cesvotes.com.

Ciara Hutchinson

Returning Officer

On behalf of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

7 PUBLIC GOVERNORS IN THE FOLLOWING CONSTITUENCY

Constituency Vacancies Term Length
Public 7

3 years

4 STAFF GOVERNORS IN THE FOLLOWING CONSTITUENCIES
Constituency Vacancies Term Length
Other Health Professionals and Healthcare Scientists 1 3 years
Doctors and Dentists 1 3 years
Non-Clinical 1 3 years
Unregistered Healthcare and Support Workers 1 3 years

A nomination form to stand for election to these positions is available from Monday 8 January 2024 and can be obtained from the Returning Officer in the following ways:

Online: www.cesvotes.com/LTH2024
Telephone: 0208 889 9203
Email: ftnominationenquiries@cesvotes.com
Text: Text 2FT LT and your name and address to 88802
Post: Civica Election Services
The Election Centre
33 Clarendon Road
London. N8 0NW

All nominations should be received by the Returning Officer, Ciara Hutchinson, at the address or website as detailed above, by 5pm on Monday 5 February 2024.

Should any nominee wish to withdraw their nomination, they must put this in writing to the Returning Officer by 5pm on Thursday 8 February 2024.

If contested voting will open on Tuesday 27 February 2024. Voting will close at 5pm on Thursday 21 March 2024.

The Returning Officer for these elections is Ciara Hutchinson, Civica Election Services (address as above).

Public - 7 TO ELECT

Candidates:

  • Pav Akhtar
  • Liz Bamber
  • Sean Barnes
  • Liam Calvert
  • Carole Cochrane
  • Philip Curwen
  • Chris Johnson
  • Uzma Khan
  • Angela Kos
  • Keith Martin
  • David Micallef
  • Kofo Kego Oyeleye
  • Javid Pathan
  • Christine Pownall
  • Sayf Raja
  • Graham Robinson
  • Louise Tudor

Staff: Non-Clinical - 1 TO ELECT

Candidates:

  • Romaiz Al-Hassan
  • Rex Burman
  • Ben Morris
  • Lesley Purcell
  • Piotr Spadlo

Staff: Other Health Professionals and Healthcare Scientists - 1 TO ELECT

Candidates:

  • Rachel Parr
  • Tom Ramsay

Get in touch

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Preston Road

Chorley

PR7 1PP

01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane

Fulwood

Preston

PR2 9HT

01772 716565

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