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Membership

Foundation Trust


Governor Elections 2020

Notice of Election

Public Governor Election 2020

LOLS10在线直播下注 We are excited to inform you that on 27th August, we opened our fourth constituency-wide election for new Governors since becoming an NHS Foundation Trust hospital in 2014.

LOLS10在线直播下注 The last few months have been among the most challenging that the RUH has ever faced. The COVID-19 pandemic – a health crisis like nobody has ever seen before – placed unprecedented challenges and incredible pressures on the RUH and NHS services across the country.

Now, as the RUH begins to return to 'business as usual', we are looking for individuals who care about representing the people in their local communities and ensuring their needs and views are taken into account, to join our Council of Governors. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved and influence how patients are treated at the RUH as well as future plans for new services and facilities.

We have seven vacancies across the City of Bath, North East Somerset, Mendip, North Wiltshire, South Wiltshire and Rest of England & Wales constituencies.

The nomination period is only open for a short amount of time and the deadline for nomination forms is 5pm on 22nd September.

The last date for candidate withdrawal is 25th September.

If you are interested in standing as a Governor and would like some further information on the role of a Governor, please contact the Membership Office on 01225 821262.

Nomination forms are now available and you can complete one on the election website at . If you would prefer to receive a nomination form via post please contact the election administrator using the contact details below:

Phone: 0345 209 3770 Post: UK Engage,
10 Acorn Business Park,
Heaton Lane,
Stockport, SKA 1AS
Email: ruh@uk-engage.org
   
Who can become a Governor?

You do need to be a memberLOLS10在线直播下注 of the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH), but no formal qualifications are required, just enthusiasm, a willingness to ask questions, be open to ideas, and a desire to make a difference by getting involved in your local hospital.

The RUH will provide you with an induction, plus ongoing training and development, to help you in your role as a Governor.

What does a Governor do?

The role of an RUH Governor is to help ensure the Trust delivers services which meet the needs of patients, carers, staff and local stakeholders. Governors do this by creating stronger links with the communities we serve by reflecting patient and public views and interests and by carrying out some particular duties as defined in the Trust Constitution.

Your key role as a Governor would be to ensure that the views of local people are heard and fed back to the Board of Directors. Governors do not undertake operational management of the Trust; rather they collectively hold the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board of Directors.

For more information about the role of a Governor you can request a copy of our 'Becoming a Governor' handbook from our Membership Office on 01225 821262 or via email at ruhmembership@nhs.net or download a copy here.

Find out more about how you can make a difference at the RUH by representing the views of your local community by reading this document.

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