Your chance to shape the local NHS

Trafford residents have the chance to influence the way their local health services are run by becoming a Governor for Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. Pennine Care, which provides [community and mental health services] across the borough, operates a Council of Governors where local people can represent their constituency.

The Council of Governors is responsible for ensuring that community views are considered in decisions about how the Trust spends its money and develops services.

John Starkey, Lead Governor at the Trust, commented: “I’ve been a member of the Council of Governors for almost three years now and it’s a really rewarding role.

“The Council of Governors has a real voice and the authority to challenge decisions made by the Board, champion the needs of patients and give feedback to the community about services in their area. I would encourage anyone who is passionate about the NHS to consider joining our Council of Governors.”

Pennine Care is running a series of events where people can find out more about becoming a Governor.

These will take place as follows:

• Trafford - 18 March from 10.30am to 12.30pm, at The Group Room, Basford House, Old Trafford

• Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale – 19 March from 10.30am to 12.30pm, at Meeting Room 1 & 2, Nye Bevan House, Rochdale

• Bury – 19 March from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, at Room 503, Townside Primary Care Centre

• Tameside and Glossop – 25 March from 1.00pm to 3.00pm, at Conference Room, Age UK, Ashton-Under-Lyne

• Stockport – 1 April from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, at Meeting Room 5, Stockport Town Hall • Oldham – 8 April from 1.00pm to 3.00pm, at Salt Cellar, 11a Church Lane

• Trafford – 10 April from 11.00am to 1.00pm, at Meeting Room 2, Sale, Waterside

• Trafford – 28 April from 1.00pm to 3.00pm, at Training Room, Partington Health Centre More information can also be found by calling 0161 716 3960 or 0161 716 3374