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Become a NHS Trust Governor

Could you represent your community by standing for election as a governor for Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust?

The Trust provides wellbeing, mental health, substance misuse and learning disability services in the two counties. Covering a population of some 1.5million people, it is keen to ensure that its services are developed in line with people’s needs.

That’s where you come in.

By standing for election as a governor, you can influence how the Trust develops in the coming years.

The Trust’s lead governor, Tony Jackson, who lives in Norwich, said he would encourage anyone with an interest in mental health issues to put their names forward for election – the closing date for nominations is Monday 5 March 2012.

“I’m sure they would find that being a governor is an interesting and worthwhile way of making a contribution, and making a difference in terms of helping to make sure the Foundation Trust is accountable to service users, carers, and others directly involved in the its services,” said Mr Jackson, who retired 12 years ago as deputy director of education for Norfolk.
“It’s a good way to learn more about the provision of health services, and about implementing the direction in which those services are going.”

If you are interested in becoming a governor, for information and to request a nomination form please contact Caroline Hinchcliffe at Electoral Reform Services. Email caroline.hinchcliffe@electoralreform.co.uk or call 020 8829 8448.

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