Call for public to go for health role

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

A PLEA has gone out to Peter­bor­ough peo­ple to step for­ward to act as the voice of the public on a men­tal health or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Bosses of the Cam­bridgeshire and Peter­bor­ough NHS Foun­da­tion Trust (CPFT) is hold­ing elec­tions to its board of gov­er­nors.

A spokesman said: “We are seek­ing new gov­er­nors in three ar­eas - those who will rep­re­sent the public, those who will rep­re­sent car­ers and peo­ple who use our ser­vices and one staff gov­er­nor.

“Gov­er­nors, who have a three year term of of­fice, are ex­tremely im­por­tant peo­ple in the life of CPFT. Gov­er­nors help to guide and in­form the work that we do. They re­flect the views of our mem­bers and help us to de­cide the sort of ser­vices we pro­vide.”

The key roles the gov­er­nors carry out in­clude ap­point­ing the chair and nonex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tors of CPFT and ap­prov­ing the ap­point­ment of its the chief ex­ec­u­tive.

Gov­er­nors are also ex­pected to give their views on plans for changes to men­tal health ser­vices and they must be pre­pared to meet and speak to the mem­bers who voted for them to hear their views.

Dead­line for nom­i­na­tions is May 14 and a nom­i­na­tion form can be ob­tained from the Re­turn­ing Of­fi­cer at Elec­toral Re­form Ser­vices, The Elec­tion Cen­tre, 33 Claren­don Road, London.

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