Staff Governors

Staff Governors

One medical member 

Dr Sayed Ahmed

I am a specialty doctor working in the Mersey Care Foundation Trust, Whalley (previously Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust). I was elected as a member of council of Governors for Calderstones in July 2015. I regularly attended Governors meetings and participated in various activities. My main focus as a member of governors was to guide the trust board to improve quality assurance and high standard service delivery. I always considered patients first, listened to the patients and their family's view and involved multidisciplinary team to improve the standard of service delivery. CQC inspection recommended Calderstones as "Outstanding ". My journey as a member of council of governors for Calderstones was very short because of closure of the Trust in 2016.

Besides my governorship role, as a member of medical team, I always thought about well-beings of the fellow colleagues, helped them to improve their knowledge and skills in various ways as SAS lead. I am an active member of BMA, SAS BMA representative for Mersey Care Foundation Trust. I am also a member of LNC representing Whalley site.

I have research background and involved in research activities in Calderstones, currently involved in genome project.

I would like to have your support to vote for me so that I could play my role as a member of governors to improve patient care, to help colleagues and staffs and to improve the standard of the trust.

Term ends 30 September 2020


3 nursing staff members

Cheryl Barber

I would like to be considered as a Governor as I believe that I am the right person to represent my Staff Constituency as I have past experience as a Governor at another local specialist Trust in Liverpool. In support, I have many years’ NHS service working within general nursing of which the last 19 years have been in the field of Occupational Health.

I have a passion to contribute in enhancing the health and wellbeing of our community, delivering Perfect CARE for both our Service Users and our people.

I am open and honest, selfless, objective, accountable, a hardworking individual who is keen to achieve the highest level of health care possible within the Trust for the benefit of Service Users and staff within the challenges we face in an ever changing landscape.

I would like to be part of influencing and championing real improvement, changes that will make a difference to our Service Users and to our staff and that we ensure, regulatory and statutory legislation is always met and maintained.

I would like to contribute to and participate in the democratic and governance processes of the Trust. The role of representing my colleagues in the decision making and governance process is one that would make me very proud.

We have a lot of experience that can and should be used to ensure that the Trust remains a world class organisation proud of its contribution to society.

Term ends 30 September 2021


Tracey Cummins

I am a Clinical Leader at Whalley MCT and have worked with the Trust for 23 years. I currently work within the Medium Secure service but have had various posts throughout my career, having started as a Nursing Assistant.

Within these varied roles I have been very passionate about both the service user’s and staff experience. Through leading on reducing restrictive practice within the Safewards and No Force First initiatives, creating an environment that is therapeutic for people’s needs. My strengths include motivating service users and staff members in developing awareness of Trust initiatives and notable successes have involved encouraging creating visual displays.

My passion for maintaining a meaningful private life that is filled with adventure and travel, leads to my focus on ensuring meaningful, planned therapeutic activities are delivered within the ward. Such activities have included facilitating rambles around the hills and valleys of  the local community, as well as monthly social events which create a togetherness and reduce barriers to therapeutic relationships.

Having recently been successful in becoming a governor for the Trust, I feel it’s a privilege and this gives leverage to learn and sharing good practice across Mersey Care. Also, getting to know more about the Trust’s plans for the service users and staff as the relocation of the wards from Whalley proceed, I feel I bring an understanding of the SLDD service users and can contribute to ensuring that a smooth transition is achieved.

Term ends 30 September 2020

 


Gillian Davies

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Term ends 30 April 2022


3 other clinical and clinical support constituency

Dean Hegarty

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Term ends 30 April 2022


Gie Peneche

Keeping our service safe – is the driving force for my aspirations of becoming a staff governor. For me, providing safe patient care is not only about evidence based practise but also about the interaction, experience and the psychological safety of both patients and staff. It is therefore my passion to promote ideas and views, representing fellow colleagues and promoting better staff experiences; which in turn will improve the patient’s experience of service.

As one of the Just and Learning Ambassadors I am already part of cultivating an open, just and transparent culture. If elected, I will draw upon these skills to represent staff views, challenge decisions and ensure that issues specific to services will be addressed.

Through my experiences, I have amassed and have built resilience that makes me flexible, courageous and well-rounded individual. The challenges that I have personally experienced over physiotherapy career of 20 years, have taught me to find my voice and speak up when I needed to; make my own ethical decisions everyday no matter how much pressure is being placed on me and the lessons I have learnt from colleagues experiences.

Their wisdom is the reason why I enjoy the opportunity to collaborate.

My personal experiences and attributes have led me to believe that I would be well suited to be a governor and all that it entails. Furthermore, it is just simply to make a difference at a place where everyone is welcomed and I can only attain that with your support.

Term ends 30 September 2021

Read an interview with Gie in MC Magazine


Paul Allen

I believe that I am the right person to represent my Staff Constituency due to my past experience as a Governor of Calderstones and my many years’ service working for the N.H.S. within Learning Disabilities and Mental Health areas.

An honest and hardworking individual who is keen to achieve the highest level of health care possible within the Trust for the benefit of all within the challenges we face in an ever changing world.

I would like to be part of influencing and championing real changes that will make a difference to Service Users life’s and that we ensure, regulatory, statutory legislative and citizenship responsibilities are always met and maintained.

Term ends 30 September 2020


1 non clinical member


Karen Elliott

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Term ends 30 April 2022