Your chance to help influence local healthcare

Your Chance To Help Influence Local Healthcare

People are being encouraged to step forward and play a key role in healthcare across Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) is inviting people 16 years old and over, and with a range of backgrounds and life experiences, to become a Governor, with a number of seats on the Trust’s Council of Governors available including:

  • One public Northampton seat
  • Two public Kettering and Corby seats
  • Two public Wellingborough and East Northants seats
  • Six patient and carer seats

Candidates must either live in the geographical area or be a patient, or the carer of a patient using Trust services within the last 10 years.

Not only do Governors represent the interests of their communities and the public, as a whole, by using their networks and local ties, they can help the Trust learn, develop and grow.

To help people understand the role more, NHFT is hosting two informal ‘Becoming a Governor’ webinars on:

  • Monday 20 February from 1pm to 2pm
  • Tuesday 7 March from 5.30pm to 6.30pm

To attend one of the ‘Becoming a Governor’ sessions, or to find out more about the role, visit

Carol Phillips, Public Governor for Daventry and South Northants, said: “Being a Governor for NHFT is a fantastic opportunity to help improve local healthcare for the whole community. We are calling on people to join these online sessions which are very relaxed, and a great chance to find out what being a Governor for the Trust entails, with opportunities to ask questions. We know there are lots of people out there, from a diverse range of backgrounds, who could add a huge amount of value, to what the Trust does, by being a Governor.”

The deadline for nominations to stand as a Governor is Friday 10 March 2023 at 5pm.