Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Seeking New Public Governors – Notice of Election

Trust Chair Steve Fogg

Trust Chair Steve Fogg

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is reshaping the future of healthcare on the Fylde coast and is now looking for a new cohort of Public Governors to play a key role in that journey.

Public Governors at the Trust represent their respective local constituencies, support and help influence the Trust’s decision-making processes in how it develops and delivers services for the people of Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancashire and beyond.

Speaking about the nine new Public Governor positions, Steve Fogg, Chairman of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals said: “Governors are vital to the success of a Foundation Trust.  The role is interesting and rewarding but also requires time and commitment.

“The elected Governors will have a number of statutory responsibilities including; the appointment of the Chair, Non-Executive Directors and External Auditors, and holding the Non-Executive Directors to account.”

Nominations open today and if you would like to stand for election, please complete a nomination form which is available from The Returning Officer, c/o: Civica Election Services, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW, via email at:, online at, by telephone on 0208 889 9203 or text 2FT BP and your name and address to 88802.  Further details are also available on the Trust’s website: The elections will be held in August 2022.

The vacancies are as follows:

Public Constituency Number of Vacancies
Blackpool 4
Fylde 1
Wyre 3
Northwest Counties 1
Staff Constituency Number of Vacancies
Clinical Support 1
Nursing and Midwifery 1

Trust Governors are required to be members of the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Membership of the Foundation Trust is free, however interested candidates must be a registered member in order to be able to stand for election.  Candidates will need to have joined by the close of nominations on Tuesday, 26 July 2022.

For further information about being a Public Governor please call the Corporate Governance Team on 01253 951505 or email

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