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Wednesday 20 March 2019
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How to become a governor

Being an NHS Foundation Trust (FT) means that control is put into the hands of staff, patients,
service users, carers, partner organisations and the public. These groups of people all have the opportunity to become members, and thereby influence decisions made by the Trust.

Governors represent the interests and views of the Trust membership. They have a very important role and undertake a range of functions through committees, engagement groups and quality
visits. Some of these responsibilities include:

• Acting as an advisor to the Trust
• Holding the Trust's non-executive directors to account
• Providing an important link to the communities that the Trust serves
• Ensuring that the Trust operates in a way that fits with its purpose and authorisation
• Acting as an ambassador for the Trust and championing health and anti-stigma campaigns.

If you are interested in standing to become a governor...

Firstly you must be a member of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and be over the age of 16. Download our Membership leaflet for details on becoming a member of the Trust.

Ready to become a member? Use our online form.

Please then contact us if you are interested in standing to become a governor. We will send you a governor information pack.

Contact details:

Communications & Involvement Office
1st Floor, Ashbourne Centre
Kingsway Site
DE22 3LZ

Tel: 01332 623723

Email: dhcft.membership@nhs.net