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Governor Information

This page tells you about the Trust’s Governors, and their role in helping us improve our services to patients.  

You can find information about:

Governor Elections 2019

The latest annual elections for Governors were held in May 2019.

You can see the results of the elections in each of the constituencies below

Governor Elections 2018

The latest annual elections for Governors were held in May 2018.

You can see the results of the elections in each of the constituencies below:

Governor Elections 2017

The latest annual elections for Governors were held in June/July 2017.

You can see the results of the elections in each of the constituencies below:


    Governor Elections 2016

    The latest annual elections for Governors were held in June 2016. 

    You can see the results of the elections in each of the constituencies below:

    Governor roles and responsibilities

    Our Governors:

    • act as guardians of the organisation by engaging with Trust Members, patients and the public. They are the link between them and the Trust, and represent the wider public interest
    • give advice for consideration by the Board of Directors when making strategic decisions on matters affecting patient care
    • monitor the performance of the Trust to hold the Board of Directors to account
    • contribute to the achievement of the Trust’s vision, values, aims and objectives, ensuring we deliver high quality services
    • act as ambassadors for the services of the Trust.

    Governors have these responsibilities so they can contribute and input to the information needed by Directors so they can take decisions on patient care at a strategic level. 

    Statutory responsibilities

    Governors also have statutory responsibilities to fulfil: 

    • appointing  the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors
    • appointing the Trust external auditor
    • ratifying the appointment of the Chief Executive
    • making decisions on remuneration for Non-Executive Directors (including the Chairman).

    Ambassadorial role

    In the competitive environment in which the Trust operates, Governors act in an ambassadorial role - both on Trust business and generally as representatives of the Trust.

    Contacts

    You can contact your governor at their email address – governors@nuth.nhs.uk, or call our Corporate Services section on freephone 0800 0150136.

    Alternatively you can write to us at this freepost address:

    Chief Executive’s Office
    The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    FREEPOST NAT18163
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE7 7BR


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    Constituency One – Newcastle upon Tyne

    • Mrs J Carrick
    • Miss R Draper
    • Mr D Forrester
    • Dr V Hammond
    • Mrs J McCalman
    • Mrs S Nelson
    • Mr D Stewart-David  
    • Dr E Valentine
    • Mrs P Yanez 

    Constituency Two – Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Strategic Health Authority Area (excluding Newcastle)

    • Mr G Blacker 
    • Mr T Coleman 
    • Mr S Cranston  
    • Mrs C Errington
    • Mrs C Heslop 
    • Dr H Lucraft
    • Mr M McCallum
    • Mrs C Perfitt
    • Miss C Sherwin
    • Mr F Wyres
    • Vacant

    Constituency Three – County Durham, Tees Valley Cumbria and beyond

    • Mr P Briggs 
    • Dr L Murthy
    • Dr M Saunders
    • Mr M Warner

    Staff Governors

    All of our Staff Governors can be contacted by emailing: staff.governors@nuth.nhs.uk

    Admin and Clerical, Managerial and Chaplains

    • Miss D Colvin-Laws

    Nursing and Midwifery

    • Mrs B Goodfellow
    • Mrs R Hudson

    Health Professionals Council

    • Mrs F Hurrell

    Medical and Dental

    • Vacant Post 

    Ancillary & Estates

    • Mr A Balmbra

    Volunteers

    • Vacant Post

    Appointed Governors

    • Councillor A Schofield
    • Mr D Bailey
    • Professor A Wathey
    • Professor A Fisher
    • Vacant Post
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