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Membership and Governors

Our Council of Governors is comprised of people elected by members to hold the Trust Board to account.

It represents both the interests of staff and those of the public and service users.

Governor elections provide you as a member of our NHS Foundation Trust with opportunities to:

  1. stand to be elected as a governor;
  2. vote for who you would want to represent you.

 

Our nomination process for our current Governor elections has now closed. Thank you to our members listed in the statement of nominated candidates for standing in our current elections.

Members who live in either Centre and West Birmingham constituency or North and East Birmingham constituency will be asked to vote on which of these individuals they would like to elect to represent them.

Voting packs will be posted to members’ home addresses on 12 November 2019 with returns to Ciara Norris at Civica (the independent company running our elections) required before the closing date of 5 December 2019.

Election results are due to be published on this page on Friday, 6 December.

More about Membership

As members, you will be given the opportunity to have your say, see your decisions make a difference, vote to elect Trust Governors and hold us accountable for the quality of services we deliver.

There are three membership levels within BCHC:

Level 1: simply receive information and keep up-to-date 

Level 2: participate in surveys, attend meetings 

Level 3: get involved, with an interest in becoming a Governor

What do our members get involved in?

We interact with our members in many ways, ensuring you have the opportunity to work with us and influence the organisation in a variety of ways. Some of the activities our members have undertaken include:

  • attending membership events focussing on the services we deliver and the ways in which the Trust look to develop moving forward.
  • attend our Patient Experience Forum, providing comment and challenge based on the Trust’s patient feedback.
  • comment on policies and strategies that we are writing.
  • critique information leaflets relating to a service or a treatment at the draft stage to ensure the information is patient friendly.
  • complete online surveys which influence the Trusts decision making.
  • participate in the Trust’s research and innovation work.

 

If you are interested in find out more about membership please call our membership phone line on 0121 466 7023 or email us on ft@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 

The general data protection regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018.

We take the privacy of the members of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust extremely seriously, so we’ve made some updates to our Privacy Policy. It tells you how we use your data, how we store it and how we keep it safe.

Click here to see our Privacy Notices.

You can read our membership privacy notice by clicking here.

As a reminder, if you want to change how we keep in touch, please feel free to contact us any time by calling 0121 466 7023 or emailing ft@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk