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Council of governors

Each NHS foundation trust must have a council of governors. Governors represent the interests of the RDaSH members, patients, public and staff, in monitoring how the trust is managed.

Staff when joining the trust become a member of the trust giving them the right to vote for staff governors.

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s (RDaSH) council of governors is split into three areas. These areas represent the public, staff, and partner organisations in our community.

  • Public governors (including patients and carers), voted for by the public.
  • Staff governors, voted for by staff.
  • Appointed partner governors, nominated by the partner organisation.

Interested then follow the link for more information, governor role (opens in a new window) or to join the trust council of governors.

Governor priority areas

  • Volunteers.
  • Health promotion.
  • Patient and public engagement.
  • FT membership.

Links to promises 1, 3, 4 and 5:

  • promise 1, employ peer support workers at the heart of every service that we offer by 2027
  • promise 3, work with over 350 volunteers by 2025 to go the extra mile in the quality of care that we offer
  • promise 4, put patient feedback at the heart of how care is delivered in the trust, encouraging all staff to shape services around individuals’ diverse needs
  • promise 5, from 2024 systematically, involve our communities at every level of decision making in our trust throughout the year, extending our membership offer and delivering the annual priorities set by our staff and public governors)
  • Jo Cox, Lead Governor, Carer Community Services
  • Joy Bullivant, Doncaster Public
  • Richard Rimmington, Doncaster Public
  • Ruth Sanderson, Doncaster Public
  • Maureen Young, Doncaster Public
  • Sally French, Rotherham Public
  • Mohammed Suleman, Rotherham Public
  • Kamlesh Vatish, Rotherham Public
  • David Vickers, Rotherham Public
  • Ann Llewellyn, Service User, Mental Health
  • Ian Spowart, Service User, Mental Health
  • Mark Johnson, Service User, Learning Disabilities
  • Alex Haig, Carer Community Services
  • Ruth O’Shea, Carer, Mental Health
  • Mohammed Ramzan, Carer, Mental Health
  • Dr Mike Seneviratne, Staff, Medical
  • Dr Dean Eggitt, Partner, Local Medical Committee
  • Lee Golze, Partner, City of Doncaster
  • Roxanne Kirby, Partner, North Lincolnshire Council
  • David Roche, Partner, Rotherham Council

Upcoming meetings

Governors attend a minimum of 4 meetings a year. Times and dates:

June 2024

5 June 2024 at 3pm to 5pm.

The Baths Hall
DN15 7RG

For details in an easy read format please see council of governors meeting details June 2024 (easy read).

September 2024

4 September 2024 at 3pm to 5pm.

Armthorpe Community Centre

For details in an easy read format please see council of governors meeting details September 2024 (easy read).

December 2024
4 December 2024 at 3pm to 5pm.

The Garden House
Clifton lane
S65 2AA

March 2025
5 March 2025 at 3pm to 5pm.

Venue at Doncaster to be agreed

All governor meetings, are in public if you would like to attend or have a question then please contact:

Meeting papers

Meeting papers are available to view below approximately five working days in advance of the meeting. If you wish to view any of the meeting papers that aren’t provided below, please contact:

Meeting papers for June 2024


Minutes for February 2024

Page last reviewed: June 06, 2024
Next review due: June 06, 2025

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