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All Trust Governors

Carole Riley

Carole Riley

Governor's Personal Statement

Carole started her working career as a midwife and spent over 20 years working in the industry. She has been a volunteer in a national youth organisation for over 40 years and she also has 35 years experience in school governance, gaining transferable skills that she hopes will enable her as a governor to be a critical friend, challenging the Trust to deliver a caring, compassionate and efficient mental health service

Mrs Carole Riley

DEPUTY LEAD GOVERNOR

Derby City East

Email: governors@derbyshcft.nhs.uk

Election Period:  Mar 2016—Mar 2019

Gillian Hough

Gillian Hough

Governor's Personal Statement

I am good at listening to others, then taking forward concerns to create change. Having a service which meets the needs of service users is critical to me, and to the longevity of the service. I have worked for 20+ years in Housing for a central London Local Authority and three Housing Associations so have experience of leading and training teams as well as delivering support. As a volunteer I have experience of organising successful events which over 13,000 customers and involved 250+ volunteers over 10 days. I am therefore able to work at many levels and bring a balanced package of knowledge with me. I moved to Chaddesden in 2010 having lived previously in Northern Ireland, London and the Isle of Wight. I have experience of the superb service provided at Derby Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and have been a member of Derby’s Carer’s Hub. When my daughter was at primary school I was part of the Parent Teachers Association and spent time assisting children with their reading ability. I like to get involved and improve things for everyone.

Mrs Gillian Hough

GOVERNOR

Derby City East

Email: governors@derbyshcft.nhs.uk

Election Period:  Mar 2016—Mar 2019

Amran Ashraf

Amran Ashraf

Governor's Personal Statement

I have approximately twenty years of experience in health and social care, predominantly in the voluntary sector working for well—established leading organisations where I have acquired invaluable skills and knowledge. I am presently employed by the NHS, working for Derbyshire Community Health Services as a Care Coordinator. I am based in GP surgeries across Derby City, liaising closely with community support team colleagues. I am a carer for several family members and spent many years advocating on their behalf, supporting them to receive care that is person centred, enabling them to maintain their independence and to encourage wellbeing. This led to a volunteer role as a Carers Ambassador which involved sitting in partnership board meetings, influencing decision makers such as commissioners and council leaders. I volunteered as a school governor where my nephew was a pupil, and for whom I also care for. In my spare time I like to keep fit, enjoy fund raising, have a great passion to travel — learning about different cultures and valuing diversity. As an individual with the experience of understanding services in both a professional capacity and hands on as a carer, I offer an exceptionally varied insight that I will bring with me to the Governor role whilst representing the Derby City community. Ensuring your views are heard and taken forward to the board room at accountable / decision making level.

Amran Ashraf

GOVERNOR

Derby City West

Email: governors@derbyshcft.nhs.uk

Election Period:  Jul 2017 - June 2020

Moira Kerr

Moira Kerr

Governor's Personal Statement

I said to you three years ago, I will not stay silent until Derbyshire's needs are met. Since then I have been proactive as a governor during difficult times, such as when our most senior managers betrayed the Trust through failure to follow due process and lost an expensive Employment Tribunal. I researched what should have happened, and be happening, and was one of the most informed and outspoken governors during this process. I continually seek information to assure myself that the Trust's processes and best practice are now being followed and have been thorough and fearless in questioning. New challenges lie ahead. Government is asking for savings across the NHS and told Trusts to work together and share services. Negotiations are going ahead for us to merge with Derbyshire Community Trust. This makes sense as both work across the whole of Derbyshire and our mental health and community children's services can benefit from services from one provider, if merging is handled properly. MH continues to be underfunded; waiting times long and services not available but following my repeated requests governors met with the CCG's chief executive and made clear what we expect for MH. We need to ensure that in a merged trust MH, the biggest service provided, gets the priority and funding it needs. Governors can work towards this and I would like your vote for Derby City West as I am in a good position to make this happen. Feel free to contact me at any time.

Rev Moira Kerr

GOVERNOR

Derby City West

Email: governors@derbyshcft.nhs.uk

Election Period:  Feb 2017—Jan 2020