Derby City West

Moira Kerr

Moira Kerr

Public Governor

Derby City West

Email: dhcft.governors@nhs.net

Term of office: Feb 2017-Jan 2020

Governor's Personal Statement

I said to you three years ago, I will not stay silent until Derbyshire's needs are met. Since then I have been proactive as a governor during difficult times, such as when our most senior managers betrayed the Trust through failure to follow due process and lost an expensive Employment Tribunal. I researched what should have happened, and be happening, and was one of the most informed and outspoken governors during this process. I continually seek information to assure myself that the Trust's processes and best practice are now being followed and have been thorough and fearless in questioning. New challenges lie ahead. Government is asking for savings across the NHS and told Trusts to work together and share services. Negotiations are going ahead for us to merge with Derbyshire Community Trust. This makes sense as both work across the whole of Derbyshire and our mental health and community children's services can benefit from services from one provider, if merging is handled properly. MH continues to be underfunded; waiting times long and services not available but following my repeated requests governors met with the CCG's chief executive and made clear what we expect for MH. We need to ensure that in a merged trust MH, the biggest service provided, gets the priority and funding it needs. Governors can work towards this and I would like your vote for Derby City West as I am in a good position to make this happen. Feel free to contact me at any time.

Stuart Mourton

Stuart Mourton

PUBLIC GOVERNOR

Derby City West

Email: dhcft.governors@nhs.net

Term of office: 1 Oct 2019 - 30 Sept 2022

Governor's Personal Statement

Dr Stuart Mourton is a senior lecturer at the University of Derby in the field of Sport Science and is a firm believer in the importance of optimum physical and mental health for all sections of the population. Stuart believes that the support the Trust provides to residents in Derby is a vital element in maintaining and developing the overall wellbeing of our city. Stuart would like to engage with all groups represented within Derby City West constituency, to ensure all sections of his community are being served effectively and efficiently by the Trust. Stuart would like to be part of a move back towards a more inclusive society; representing a wide range of individuals across the community is an integral part of this. Stuart believes that by working together, both within our communities and with various organisations and institutions we can re-ignite the belief in, and success of ‘Our Society’. He would like to ensure that the Trust is providing for us all equitably, and ensure that those who struggle to have their voice heard are represented. The NHS can be a truly wonderful support mechanism, if managed effectively, and he wants to do my part in ensuring this happens here in Derby. He is currently a volunteer coach with the Special Olympics, a member of the Strutts Park Community Group, and a father to a two-year-old.

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