SCAS has been seeking nominations for candidates to stand for election in a number of the trust’s council of governor constituencies.
Nominations closed on 26 October and are the results are now published online to view. SCAS currently has 13 vacancies for public governors across Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, as well as a new constituency covering the rest of England and Wales. There have been nominations for vacancies in all of the constituencies except for a 999 staff vacancy in the north of the south central area. The election in Berkshire is contested and therefore, members in Berkshire will receive a ballot to vote soon.
Governors are local people who have an interest in and care about improving their local health services for the good of the whole community.
Professor Sir Keith Willett CBE, chair at SCAS, said: “Our members and our governors are at the core of the trust, and rightly have a say on how we can improve our services to meet the needs of the people we serve. The NHS and SCAS really need to hear those voices and you can help make a difference to your local emergency services if you stand as a SCAS governor in this year’s elections.”
Helen Ramsay, lead governor at SCAS, said: “Governors care about improving their local health services and are keen to develop stronger links between SCAS and their local communities. As a council of governors, we need to understand and represent the requirements of the people whom we serve and actively listen and value what people have to say.”
If you want to find out more about the elections at https://www.scas.nhs.uk/elections/