Blackpool Teaching Hospitals seeks new public governors

Steve Fogg, Chairman

Steve Fogg, Chairman

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

Governors 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.

Steve Fogg, Chair 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.

“Governors 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.”

The Trust is now inviting interested candidates who want to have their say on how healthcare should be provided for the populations that Blackpool Teaching Hospitals serve.

The vacancies are as follows:


Public Constituency Number of Vacancies
Blackpool 2


Staff Constituency Number of Vacancies
Non-Clinical Support 1
Nursing and Midwifery 2


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 and will need to have joined by the close of nominations on Friday, 11 August 2023.

Nominations open today and if you would like to stand for election, please complete a nomination form which is available from:

POST: The Returning Officer, c/o: Civica Election Services, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW

Via email:


BY PHONE: 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 election will begin on Friday, 1 September 2023.

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

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