Governor Role / Information

The Council of Governors is responsible for ensuring that the views and interests of the local community are fully represented and for influencing the future development of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Council of Governors will not be involved in the day to day running of the Trust, setting budgets, staff pay or other operational matters. These responsibilities are within the remit of the Board of Directors.

Details of the Governor role are included in the role specification: View the Document Here.

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Who can become a Governor?

To qualify for nomination you must be a public member of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, be at least 16-years-old and live within the constituency for which you wish to stand as a candidate. You don’t have to have any special skills or qualifications to be a governor.

The most important requirement is enthusiasm and the willingness to represent not just your own views but also the views of the people in your community.

You do not need to have any previous knowledge of the NHS as training will be given where necessary and there will always be people available to give advice and support.