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Membership and Governors

We are delighted to announce that nominations for public members to stand to be elected as their local Governor are now open.

Staff who work for the trust can also stand to become a staff Governor.

On the 21st January 2019, we will be opening the process for our Council of Governors elections.  

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

1.To stand to be elected as a governor, and

2.To vote for who you would want to represent you.

The deadline for nominations (applications) to stand in the election is 5pm on the 12th February 2019.  

Please contact Ciara Norris at Electoral Reform Services, the independent company running our elections, online: www.ersvotes.com/bchc2019 or call: 0208 365 8909 or email: ftnomination.enquiries@electoralreform.co.uk for your pack.

From 4th March 2019, voting packs will be posted to your home address to enable you to have your say about whom you would like to be elected as your local governor.  

The voting pack will guide you through process to cast your vote.

Please contact our membership team to ensure we have your up to date contact details by emailing ft@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk or calling 0121 466 7023. 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 

The general data protection regulation (GDPR) comes into effect today, 25 May 2018.

We want to let you know that, as a member of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we take your privacy 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 on the following link to see our Privacy Notices

http://www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk/about-us/corporate-information/privacy-notices-and-data-protection/ 

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. 

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.

We are committed to information privacy and you can read our membership privacy notice by clicking here.