New NHS foundation trust seeking governors

Date published: 11 October 2021

Members of the public with an interest in local healthcare are invited to stand for election as a governor for the newly-created Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA).

The NCA was launched as a new foundation trust earlier this month on October 1, and operates hospitals and community services in Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale.

The trust is one of the largest NHS organisations in country, employing 20,000 staff and replaces the Salford Royal and Pennine Acute trusts.

In order to stand for election as a governor, members of the public must first register as a member of the Trust.

In addition they must also live in the area they want to represent.

Existing members that are passionate about health and social care can seek election, as can those who are new members of the trust.

Governors play an important role in the governance of the trust with responsibilities including representing the interests of members and the public as a whole, contributing to future plans, holding non-executive directors to account for the performance of the board of directors, and appointing the chairman and non-executive directors.

The trust is holding elections for 16 public governor vacancies in the following constituencies:

Salford (5 seats)

Oldham (4 seats)

Bury (3 seats)

Rochdale (3 seats)

Rest of England and Wales (1 seat)

In order to make the elections as safe as possible for all of those involved for infection control reasons, nomination submissions must be made online.

For more information and to complete a nomination form please visit:

People who are unable to apply online can request a nomination form by calling 0208 889 9203 or emailing:

Alternatively write to Civica Election Services Limited, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW.

For more information about the governor elections, please call 01706 517302 or email:

The closing date for nominations is November 12, 2021 at 5pm.

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