Call for public to go for health role
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.