Election News 2018

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Voting starts Monday, June 11

Voting starts for the following Governor seats on our Council of Governors, on Monday, June 11.

Here are the candidates up for election, together with their statements:

Doncaster Public (One to elect):
Kathleen Green
Derek William Smith

Candidates Statements Doncaster Public

Non Clinical Staff (One to elect):
Roz Wilson
Jo Perkins
Katie Hemings
Carol Bowyer

Candidates Statements Staff Non Clinical

North Lincolnshire Public (Two to elect):
Christine O’Sullivan
Stuart Wilson
Jonathan Harper

Candidates Statements Lincolnshire Public

Mental Health Service User (One to elect):
Daniel Marshall
Diana Foster

Candidates Statements Service User Mental Health

Nursing Staff (1 to elect):
Gemma Spilsbury
Sue Casling

Candidates Statements Staff Nursing

Look out for voting packs from Monday, if you are eligible to vote. If you think you are eligible but do not receive a pack, please contact Cheryl.watkinson2@nhs.net  or on Freephone: 0800 015 0370.

Want to know more about the Governor role, then here are some frequently asked questions and Governor video:

Watch this short video to find out from some of our Governors why they volunteer.

Do Governors need special skills to nominate themselves?
You need to:

  • Be over the age of 16
  • Have an interest in your local health services
  • Have good interpersonal skills to communicate with a range of people
  • Have enthusiasm, commitment and can work as a team.
  • Can draw on experiences in other roles, for example volunteering, at work or in your personal life.

If you are a service user/patient or carer then you will have used our services in the last five years or cared for someone who has.

How much time will it take?
It is important that the time commitment is not underestimated when deciding whether or not to stand for election.

  • Four formal meeting each year (one of which will incorporate the Annual  Members Meeting)
  • Attendance at public meetings and events
  • Working groups and committees
  • Visits to services
  • Attending training to support you in carrying out your role
  • Attending members drop ins or community events.

More information
You can contact the Foundation Trust Office on Freephone 0800 015 0370 or 01302 798135 or email rdash.ftmembershipoffice@nhs.net for more information or take a look at our guide here: Governors’ guide 2018

Where can I find out more?
You can find out more by contacting Cheryl Watkinson, Membership and Engagement Facilitator, on freephone 0800 015 0370 or email rdash.ftmembershipoffice@nhs.net

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