Become a governor at your local NHS trust  

by CWP News - 08 July 2016

Make a difference today and put your name forward to be a governor of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The Trust provides specialist child and adolescent, adult and older people’s mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services to a population of approximately one million people.

CWP also provide specialist services within Liverpool, Sefton, Bolton, Warrington, Halton and Trafford in addition to community physical health services to patients who have a GP in Western Cheshire.

CWP is a special place because of the extraordinary people that work, treat and are treated every day. Whether you are currently accessing the trust’s services, are a carer or member of the local community with an interest in healthcare, we need your support in standing to become a governor.

Governors play a vital role in making sure that the views of patients and the wider community are taken into account and shaping the future plans of the Trust.

There are no specific qualifications required to be a governor; enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference are the most important things!

The trust is looking for nominations for a range of seats, six service user and carer seats for those with experience of CWP including one public seat to represent out of area members services and three staff seats.

Fergie McQuarrie, from Wirral, is a service user and carer governor. He says, “Acting as a governor is rewarding because you’re always learning.

“I’ve learnt so much about our services, patient needs and the Trust as a whole. I now have an understanding of how big an NHS Trust organisation works and meets the needs of local people.”

CWP lead governor, Anna Usherwood, says: “The Council of Governors is responsible for representing members’ interests and provides a link between members and the Trust’s Board of Directors.

“All members are entitled to have a say in how the Trust is run and those who want to shape the future of the NHS can stand for election as a governor.”

Where can I find out more?  

For more information about these opportunities and the Council of Governors:

How can I apply?

Nomination forms can be requested in the following ways:

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