CoG Staff Governors

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    Staff Governors

    Medical Staff - 2019 Vacancy x1

    Other Clinical and Social Care Professionals

    Sallyann Walker

    First Term

    01/02/2018 - 31/01/2021

    Biography to follow....

    Nursing Professionals and Support Staff

    Helen Scott

    First Time

    07/12/2015 - 06/12/2018

    Helen is a qualified nurse with over 30 years of experience in different settings both in Lancashire and the Midlands, and has worked for the Trust since its inception.  Her area of expertise is older people’s mental health and in recent years she has managed both community services and been an inpatient matron. Currently, Helen is also working with Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group as an Agent of Change to help progress the Better Care Together and Vanguard agenda.

    Helen is passionate about high quality nursing and making a difference to people’s lives and applied to be a staff governor in order to represent the views of the nursing workforce and ask questions as part of the assurance framework. Working in and managing front line services allows Helen to directly understand the current challenges that clinicians face as the Trust is expected to provide better services with less resources and needs to constantly innovate to meet population need.

    Judy Laing

    First term

    01/02/2018 - 31/01/2021

    Judy has worked in the Older Adults Community Mental Health team for several years. Prior to this she has been a general nurse, worked in CAMHS, prison health and drug services as well as in education.

    Judy has been a single parent and family life is extremely important to her. She appreciates the pressures of balancing family and work life, particularly now when the pressures appear to be forever increasing.

    Judy has achieved a degree in health studies and an MA in Arts. Her health and hobbies include a choir, physical fitness, setting up a friend’s group for her local library and supporting Lowther Pavilion Theatre which is a charitable trust.

    Diversity and equality are especially important to her and enabling everyone to have the opportunity to have a voice within Lancashire Care Trust is imperative.

    Yvonne Guilfoyle

    First Term

    07/12/2015 - 06/12/2018

    Yvonne has been a Registered Mental Health Nurse for nearly 30 years and has worked in a variety of settings both within inpatients and community. Yvonne currently works as a Practice and Quality Development Lead within Adult Mental Health Services and leads on various quality initiatives ensuring that these are embedded into everyday practice.  Yvonne ensures her clinical skills are up to date by working with the Mental Health Liaison Service and is passionate about ensuring that service users are at the heart of everything LSCFT do and strives to deliver high quality care. Yvonne enjoys mentoring, teaching staff and encouraging them to be the best they can be. Outside of work her interests are spending time with her family, learning Spanish, exercising at the gym and volunteering behind the bar at a local theatre.

    Administrative and Clerical

    Geraldine Gasson
    First Term
    01/02/2018 - 31/01/2021

    Geraldine has a multi-cultural background, having lived in a number of countries and worked in both public and private sectors; volunteering at St Vincent de Paul and being a member of the local village Field Day Committee which showed her how communities support each other. Geraldine currently belongs to the Association of Speakers' Club, has worked within Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust for 10 years (estates and mental health) and is looking to support Age Concern. Geraldine’s interests are in sustainability (environmental, business), and development of talent as a means of self-assuredness in youth and care in the aged.

    Corporate Staff

    Emma Allen
    First Term
    09/12/2016 - 08/12/2019

    Emma has held a number of HR roles in both the private and public sectors, joining the NHS in 2009 and transferring into Lancashire Care from Blackburn with Darwen PCT in April 2011. Currently the strategic lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Emma is passionate about ensuring NHS services and employment opportunities are accessible to all and she hopes to use her role as a staff governor to share the stories that people tell her about their experiences of our organisation with a wider audience. Emma is particularly interested in improving the experiences trans people have when engaging with healthcare services and is a committed LGBT ally. Employee wellbeing and engagement are also really important to her and she works hard to promote the People Plan. When Emma is not at work, she likes to travel as much as possible and see what’s going on around the World!