Members celebrate 70 years of the NHS and vote to change our Constitution

News: Special Members Meeting June 2018

Over 50 members joined us on Friday, 29 June 2018 for our Special Members' Meeting held to vote on changes to our Constitution and to help us celebrate 70 years of the NHS.

Chair, Andy Trotter presented an overview of the proposed changes which were to:

  • Re-structure the council and our membership constituencies along similar lines to our service directorates; particularly our staff constituency classes and service user/carer constituency interest groups.
  • Reduce our governors from 42 to 37.
  • Introduce a new service user/carer constituency interest group for forensic and prison services.
  • Change some of our staff constituencies.

Whilst enjoying a celebratory tea party, members also had the opportunity to watch our new NHS70 film, visit our exhibition showcasing the history of the NHS and Oxleas over the past decades, and vote on the changes to our Constitution.

The results of the vote were announced on Monday, 2 July 2018. As members agreed to the changes, we are now reconfiguring our constituencies in line with the new structure.

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Published on 5th July 2018