Strike action on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February
With the impact of the upcoming strike action on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th February at Kettering General Hospital, we have stepped down some planned services and those patients affected will be contacted directly by our hospital. If you have not been contacted, please attend your appointment as planned. Our hospital remains open. As always, if you need urgent medical care or advice, please visit 111.nhs.uk to ensure you are using the right service for your symptoms. Corby Urgent Care Centre are open and provide treatment for minor injuries and minor illness for the local community. Thank you for your ongoing support ❤️
Why become a Governor?
Governors act as representatives of patients, the public and staff and provide a direct link between the Trust and the communities they represent. The role of a Governor is to help ensure that the Trust delivers services that meet the needs of patients, carers, staff and local stakeholders, and that the views of local people are heard and fed back to the Board of Directors.
Governors work in partnership with the Board of Directors by giving them support and advice to help shape the Trust’s plans and ensure high quality services are delivered.
Governors are responsible for appointing the Trust Chair and Non-Executive Directors and hold them to account for the Trust’s performance.
Further information on the statutory role of governors can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-foundation-trust-governors-a-brief-guide-to-your-duties
You will be offered, from time to time, an opportunity to be a nominated governor observing committee meetings on behalf of the Council of Governors.
You will be expected to bring your knowledge and experience to bear when required.
Other than being a member of the Trust, there are no specific requirements to become a Governor and you do not need to have health experience. All you need to have is enthusiasm, a willingness to ask questions and challenge constructively, a desire to make a difference and to be prepared to get out in the community and talk and listen to people about the Trust and their experiences of healthcare.
What some of our Governors think about their role:
You will need to have adequate time to devote to the role.
You don’t need to have health experience but be prepared to read papers submitted by professional managers, some of which may be unfamiliar at first.
You will need basic computer skills.