CoG Staff Governors

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    Staff Governors

    Medical Staff

    Adnan has been a Staff Governor since 9 December 2016 and is currently employed as Trust Locum Consultant Psychiatrist since March 2012. Adnan has over 25 years’ experience in Psychiatry and is committed to his role as Staff Governor.

    Adnan believes his past five years of work experience across 3 sectors of LCFT help him to make a positive contribution to the organisation and his medical colleagues. Adnan is pleased to have the opportunity to represent the medical staff constituency.

    Adnan has worked in different Mental Health Services in LCFT via Adult Psychiatry, Older Adult, Forensic and MAS (Memory Assessment Services), Community set up and Inpatient Units (Parkwood and The Harbour). This mobility has given him a wealth of experience and provision of excellent care to his patients and the Trust.  Adnan will represent the views and interests of the Medical staff across LCFT.

    His interest within LCFT is Older Adult Mental Health, Advanced Care and Dementia, and Memory Assessment Services.

    Adnan is a Clinical Supervisor for GP Trainees in Older Adult Psychiatry and is passionate about delivery this and providing care to LCFT patients. He is also a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (London) and International Member of the American Psychiatric Association.


    Other Clinical and Social Care Professionals


    Nursing Professionals and Support Staff

    Helen is a qualified nurse with over 30 years of experience in different settings both in Lancashire and the Midlands, and has worked for the Trust since its inception.  Her area of expertise is older people’s mental health and in recent years she has managed both community services and been an inpatient matron. Currently, Helen is also working with Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group as an Agent of Change to help progress the Better Care Together and Vanguard agenda.

    Helen is passionate about high quality nursing and making a difference to people’s lives and applied to be a staff governor in order to represent the views of the nursing workforce and ask questions as part of the assurance framework. Working in and managing front line services allows Helen to directly understand the current challenges that clinicians face as the Trust is expected to provide better services with less resources and needs to constantly innovate to meet population need.


    Judy has worked in the Older Adults Community Mental Health team for several years. Prior to this she has been a general nurse, worked in CAMHS, prison health and drug services as well as in education.

    Judy has been a single parent and family life is extremely important to her. She appreciates the pressures of balancing family and work life, particularly now when the pressures appear to be forever increasing.

    Judy has achieved a degree in health studies and an MA in Arts. Her health and hobbies include a choir, physical fitness, setting up a friend’s group for her local library and supporting Lowther Pavilion Theatre which is a charitable trust.

    Diversity and equality are especially important to her and enabling everyone to have the opportunity to have a voice within Lancashire Care Trust is imperative.


    Yvonne has been a Registered Mental Health Nurse for nearly 30 years and has worked in a variety of settings both within inpatients and community. Yvonne currently works as a Practice and Quality Development Lead within Adult Mental Health Services and leads on various quality initiatives ensuring that these are embedded into everyday practice.  Yvonne ensures her clinical skills are up to date by working with the Mental Health Liaison Service and is passionate about ensuring that service users are at the heart of everything LCFT do and strives to deliver high quality care. Yvonne enjoys mentoring, teaching staff and encouraging them to be the best they can be. Outside of work her interests are spending time with her family, learning Spanish, exercising at the gym and volunteering behind the bar at a local theatre.


    Administrative and Clerical

    Geraldine has a multi-cultural background, having lived in a number of countries and worked in both public and private sectors; volunteering at St Vincent de Paul and being a member of the local village Field Day Committee which showed her how communities support each other. Geraldine currently belongs to the Association of Speakers' Club, has worked within Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust for 10 years (estates and mental health) and is looking to support Age Concern. Geraldine’s interests are in sustainability (environmental, business), and development of talent as a means of self-assuredness in youth and care in the aged.


    Corporate Staff

    Emma has held a number of HR roles in both the private and public sectors, joining the NHS in 2009 and transferring into Lancashire Care from Blackburn with Darwen PCT in April 2011. Currently the strategic lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Emma is passionate about ensuring NHS services and employment opportunities are accessible to all and she hopes to use her role as a staff governor to share the stories that people tell her about their experiences of our organisation with a wider audience. Emma is particularly interested in improving the experiences trans people have when engaging with healthcare services and is a committed LGBT ally. Employee wellbeing and engagement are also really important to her and she works hard to promote the People Plan. When Emma is not at work, she likes to travel as much as possible and see what’s going on around the World!