Member and Governor Zone

Welcome to the Governor Zone. In this section you will find useful information if you are already a governor or thinking of becoming a governor.

What is a Member?

Being a member of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust gives people the opportunity to get involved in the decisions we make and help us to plan and develop local services.  It also means you can get to learn about opportunities to become more involved in the Trust, as well as voting on Governor elections and even standing for election yourself.

What is a Governor?

Governors have an important role in making the Trust publicly accountable for the services we provide.

They are elected by GMMH members or appointed by one of our partnership organisations and form the Council of Governors. Appointed governors represent stakeholder organisations such as our local councils or charities. Governors are responsible for representing the interests of members to the Trust’s Board of Directors. Members can be service users, their family members, carers, staff and members of the public.

 

Information on how to become a Governor or Member

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Information on becoming a Member of the Trust Information on becoming a GMMH Governor

Upcoming Elections

We are currently holding a by-election to fill a vacancy on our Council of Governors. We are seeking nominations to fill one seat representing our Staff (Nursing) constituency.

The deadline for receipt of nominations closed on 1 October 2018 and four people have put themselves forward for this important role. You can see further details of the candidates nominated for election here in the Statement of Persons Nominated. The Notice of Poll for the election was issued by UK Engage on 16 October 2018 with the poll closing on 8 November 2018. All eligible members of staff are encouraged to use their vote.

 

Upcoming Meetings

The Council of Governors meets on a quarterly basis at various sites across the Trust. Meetings are open for members of the public and staff to observe.

Click here for more information about Governors meetings.

Upcoming Events

 

Here you can find events taking place at the Trust. If you are interested in attending any of these events or need any more information please contact commnunications@gmmh.nhs.uk.

Governor Events
Event Date

Information

 

Achieve Locality Launch – Bolton 14 September 2018

Following on from the official launch of the Achieve Drug and Alcohol Recovery service across all three districts which took place in June, the Bolton service is hosting a locality launch of Achieve in Bolton at St Andrew’s Court

Achieve Locality Launch – Salford 21 September 2018 Following on from the official launch of the Achieve Drug and Alcohol Recovery service across all three districts which took place in June, the Salford service is hosting a locality launch of Achieve in Salford at The Orchard
Patient Safety Research Unit Launch 21 September 2018

This is a collaboration between GMMH and the University of Manchester.  The unit aims to support research and innovation in suicide prevention and medicines safety across clinical services

World Alzheimer’s Day 21 September 2018

This is an opportunity for organisations to raise awareness, highlight issues faced by people with dementia and demonstrate how GMMH is helping them overcome them and live well with dementia

Achieve Locality Launch – Trafford 28 September 2018 Following on from the official launch of the Achieve Drug and Alcohol Recovery service across all three districts which took place in June, the Trafford service is hosting a locality launch of Achieve in Trafford at 454 Chester Road
Greater Manchester Homeless Mental Health Conference 3 October 2018

This conference will highlight and share best practice of psychological work from across the UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Media

Please get involved in our social media conversations! 

We realise the world of social media can be quite daunting so we have put together a handy guide to help you engage safely and effectively in all aspects of social networking.  Please click here for some guidance: Social Media Cheat Sheet.

If you have any further queries please contact the Marketing and Communications Team on 0161 358 1644 or email communications@gmmh.nhs.uk.

Governor Elections

Current Governor Elections

 

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Recent Governor Elections

(Staff) Nursing By-Election, September 2018

We are currently holding a by-election to fill a vacancy on our Council of Governors. We are seeking nominations to fill one seat representing our Staff (Nursing) constituency.

The Notice of Election was published by UK Engage on 3 September 2018.  You can see it here.[pdf] 92KB

 

(Staff) Allied Health Professionals By-Election, February/April 2018

From February to April 2018 we held a by-election to fill a vacancy on our Council of Governors. We were seeking nominations to represent our Staff (Allied Health Professionals) constituency.

On 4 April the Returning Officer at UK Engage declared that Jane Lee had been elected. The Declaration of Results is available here.

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(Staff) Psychological Therapies By-Election,  June/July 2017

In June/July 2017 we held a by-election to fill a vacancy on our Council of Governors. We were seeking nominations to represent our Staff (Psychological Therapies) constituency. The deadline for nominations closed on 3 July 2017. On 7 July the Returning Officer at UK Engage declared that Nasur Iqbal was elected unopposed. The Declaration of Results is available here.

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Elections for Public, Service User and Carer and Staff Governors - February/March  2017

In February 2017 GMMH held a Council of Governors election and the results were published by the returning officer at UK Engage here.

Fifty-four candidates nominated themselves for election to 19 seats on the Council of Governors and the list of successful candidates is as follows:

Constituency No. of seats No. applicants Elected Governors
Results
Public - Bolton 2 7 Albert Phipps, Les Allen
Public - Salford 2 6 David Sutton, Bryan Blears
Public - Trafford 2 3 Iris Nickson, Margaret Kerr
Public - Manchester 3 8 Lynn Howe, Peter Dodd, Nayla Cookson
Public - Other England /Wales 2 4 Robert Beresford, Philip Saxton
Staff - Medical 1 1 Victoria Sullivan (unopposed)
Staff - Nursing 1 3 Chris Vogl
Staff - Social Care 1 4 Rick Wright
Staff - Non-clinical 1 5 Julie Turner
Service User and Carer 4 13 Dan Stears, Michael Crouch, John Adam Hogan, Margaret Riley

Congratulations to the successful candidates and a big thank you to all the members who stood for election and / or voted.

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Voting in Governor elections - VIDEOS

 

 

Contact Information

For more information regarding the Council of Governors please contact Steph Neville, Stakeholder Development Manager on 0161 358 1601 or by email: governors@gmmh.nhs.uk

For membership enquiries please email: membership@gmmh.nhs.uk.

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