NHS Governor

Part of my role as a Public Governor for the Forest of Dean on Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Council of Governors is to keep members and the public informed and represent your views to the Board of Directors through the Council.

This page is where I post information about my role, the Trust and its activities so you can give an informed opinion on what you think should happen with healthcare in the Forest of Dean and Gloucestershire more widely.

I’d love to hear your ideas, feel free to get in touch via contact@jacobbradfield.org or the contact page.

NHS: Introductory meeting with Ingrid Barker, Chair of the Trust

On Tuesday I met with Ingrid Barker, Chair of Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, via video-conference. I was welcomed to the Trust and we had a wide-ranging discussion about the Trust, its activities and the relationship between it and other NHS bodies. I will not be sharing too much detail as to the … Continue reading NHS: Introductory meeting with Ingrid Barker, Chair of the Trust

NHS: Care for older people with dementia and mental health problems at Charlton Lane Centre

The Care Quality Commission is today publishing its findings from an unannounced inspection carried out at Charlton Lane Hospital in March 2022. This facility cares for older people with dementia and functional mental health problems. Unfortunately, upon inspection, the overall rating for the facility was reduced from good to requires improvement. The ratings for how … Continue reading NHS: Care for older people with dementia and mental health problems at Charlton Lane Centre

NHS: What is the role of the Council of Governors in a Foundation Trust?

On 1 June, I’ll take up the office of one of two Public Governors for the Forest of Dean on Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. One of my core responsibilities to represent the interests of the people within my constituency to the Board of Directors, through contributions at the Council of Governors. To … Continue reading NHS: What is the role of the Council of Governors in a Foundation Trust?

NHS: Why I want to be a Public Governor for the Forest of Dean

“As a life-long resident of the Forest of Dean and with a nurse for a mother, I have always been interested in the way healthcare is provided in a rural community. Through my time as a local Councillor and my involvement with grassroots healthcare campaigns, I’ve developed knowledge around the complexity of rural healthcare as … Continue reading NHS: Why I want to be a Public Governor for the Forest of Dean

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