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Posted on the 23rd October 2015

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is looking for members of the public to join them as a Public Governor and help shape the future of the Trust. 

The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.5million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language. Wellbeing services provided include smoking cessation and healthy lifestyle services. The Trust specialises in secure, inpatient and community mental health services as well as offender health. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.

The Trust now has vacancies in the following constituencies and members of the public are invited to put forward their nominations for Public Governors. The closing date for nominations is Tuesday 27 October at 5pm:

  • Public Governor - North Lancashire x 2
  • Public Governor - East Lancashire x 3
  • Public Governor - Blackpool x 1
  • Public Governor - Central Lancashire x 3

Diane Halsey, Executive Director of Governance and Compliance at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

"Our Public Governors provide a valuable resource towards the running of the Trust. They hold the Board of Directors accountable for their actions and make sure we are doing the very best for our service users, their carers and families. We are looking for new Governors who have a passion for healthcare and ensuring the services provided across Lancashire are of the highest quality."

If you would like to stand for a Governor in your area, you must be a member of the Trust; applying is easy and you can find out more by visiting www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Join-Us.  Nominations can be completed online at www.uk-engage.org/lancashirecare or you can contact Katie Roper at UK Engage by email lancashirecare@uk-engage.org or telephone 0345 209 3770. 

If you would like to know more about becoming a member or about the role of a Governor please contact 01772 676021 or visit www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Join-us