As a Council we are now starting to scale up some refinements and Governor engagement to ensure the widest involvement of Governors and in their interaction with the Board and you as Members. This will allow us all to be more visible in and outside the Trust and in engaging with Members in local/regional events.
I am very pleased to hear that we have been receiving very strong support for Pulse, so keep it coming and we’ll draw into it more and more interesting articles.
Finally, I would like to pay a personal tribute to Ian Clay, one of our strongest, most devoted and conscientious Governors who sadly slipped away earlier in March. Ian was one of a few that brought me into the Trust. I have asked the Lead Governor to lead Ian’s obituary which you can read that later in Pulse. Unquestionably here in the Royal Berks, he was a dedicated and enthusiastic Governor and there was never a member event, an Open day or an AGM when you wouldn’t see Ian manning the entry door and cajoling potential new members into the fold. His incredible efforts made a significant and long-lasting contribution to our Trust….. he will be missed very much by me, the Board and the wider Trust and Governors.
Chair of Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the Council of Governors