To be appointed Chair, candidates must be a member of the Foundation Trust. Eligibility and criteria for disqualification as a member or as a director are shown below.
Eligibility to become a public member will be available to anyone who lives in the areas below that comprise all of the component electoral wards in the following Local Authority areas:
|Blackburn with Darwen
Further detail can be found in the Trust’s Constitution at Annex 1.
DISQUALIFICATION FROM MEMBERSHIP
A person may not become a member of the trust if:
- within the last five (5) years they have been involved as a perpetrator in an incident or incidents of serious abuse or violence at any of the Trust’s hospitals or facilities or against any of the Trust’s employees or other persons who exercise functions for the purposes of the Trust, or against registered volunteers.
DISQUALIFICATION FROM BECOMING A DIRECTOR OR CONTINUING AS A DIRECTOR
A person may not become or continue as a Director of the trust if:
- they are a member of the Council of Governors, or a governor or director of an NHS body or another NHS Trust;
- they are a member of a Patient’s Forum of an NHS Organisation;
- they are the spouse, partner, parent or child of a member of the Board of Directors of the Trust;
- they have been adjudged bankrupt or their estate has been sequestrated and in either case they have not been discharged;
- they have made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a Trust deed for, their creditors and have not been discharged in respect of it;
- they have within the preceding five (5) years been convicted in the British Islands of any offence, and a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of three (3) months or more (without the option of a fine) was imposed;
- they are the subject of a disqualification order made under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986;
- they are a person whose tenure of office as a Chair or as a member or director of a health service body has been terminated on the grounds that their appointment is not in the interests of the health service, for non-attendance at meetings, or for nondisclosure of a pecuniary interest;
- they have had they have within the preceding two (2) years been dismissed, otherwise than by reason of redundancy, from any paid employment with a health service body;their name removed, other than by reason of resignation, from any list prepared under sections 91, 106, 123 and 146 of the 2006 Act and have not subsequently had their name included on such a list;
- in the case of a non-executive director they have refused to fulfil any training requirement established by the Board of Directors;
- they have refused to sign and deliver to the Secretary a statement in the form required by the Board of Directors confirming acceptance of the code of conduct for directors;
- they are an unfit person within the meaning of the Trust’s provider licence, save where NHS Improvement has provided its approval in writing to them becoming or to continuing as a director;
- they fail to satisfy the requirements of Regulation 5(3) of the Regulated Activities Regulations; or
- they fail to provide the required confirmation of their fitness to continue in post to the Secretary, in the form prescribed by the Trust, within 14 days of such confirmation being demanded without reasonable cause; or
- they are a person in relation to whom a moratorium period under a debt relief order applies (under Part 7A of the Insolvency Act 1986).