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Tuesday 18 December 2018
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Appointed Governors

Wendy Wesson
Wendy Wesson

 Wendy Wesson

GOVERNOR

Head of School of Nursing and Professional Practice, University of Derby

Governor's Personal Statement

Wendy is currently the Head of School of Nursing and Professional Practice at the University of Derby. Wendy trained as a nurse, and progressed to a career in District Nursing specialist practice. Subsequently, Wendy supported students on specialist community programmes as a Practice Teacher and Practice Educator. Wendy currently practices as a Hospice at Home Nurse for a local hospice alongside her academic role. Wendy’s expertise predominantly lies in the following clinical areas: community, palliative and end of life care, tissue viability, higher level practice and clinical leadership. Wendy’s research interests include the role of the practice educator and the support they require in the assessment of higher level practice, the impact of cohort sizes on teaching and learning, and the developing role of the advanced clinical practitioner within general practice, community, acute and out of hours care settings


Angela Kerry
Angela Kerry

Angela Kerry

GOVERNOR

Manager, Derbyshire Mental Health Forum

Governor's Personal Statement

I am one of the appointed governors for the voluntary sector. I have worked in a variety of roles in voluntary organisations for thirty years, and have been Manager of Derbyshire Mental Health Forum for seventeen years. Previously I worked in Community Transport and Councils for Voluntary Services. In my current role I support a range of mental health and non-mental health charities across Southern Derbyshire, including Derby City, and represent their interests to commissioners and other statutory and private services. Our membership is 67 organisations but we also provide information through Forum News bulletins and Mental Health Awareness training to a much wider range of people across all types of organisations. Over the years we have supported our members to work more closely with DHCFT in areas such as advocacy, training, patient and carer representation and race equality. I am a member of the Co-ordination Group for Mental Health Together run by the local Healthwatch, which supports patient and carer involvement in planning. I also sit on the multi-agency Suicide Prevention Partnership Group and work closely with Derbyshire Public Health on other prevention and lifestyle services that improve people’s mental health and wellbeing. I am a member of the Joined Up Care Derbyshire’s STP mental health programme group and wish to support them to provide more meaningful services to people close to where they live. I have lived and worked in Derbyshire all my life (apart from a brief time ‘over the border’ in Eastwood, which as a Derby County supporter I prefer not to dwell on!) I am therefore very passionate and committed to ensuring that mental health services meet the needs of our local communities.


Roger Kerry
Roger Kerry

Roger Kerry

GOVERNOR

Mental Health Liaison Worker, Derbyshire Voluntary Action

Governor's Personal Statement

I have been Derbyshire Voluntary Action’s (Formerly NDVA) Mental Health Liaison Worker since 2005. My role is to represent and support voluntary sector service providers and user led organisations across the north of Derbyshire. I am pleased to have been appointed as a DHCFT governor. I am particularly interested helping DHCFT to foster close links and partnerships with all providers to ensure the best possible services for the people of Derbyshire.


Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins

Cllr Jim Perkins

GOVERNOR

Derbyshire County Council

Governor's Personal Statement

Until his retirement in 2003, Jim ran a successful transport, haulage and freight logistics company which was based in Derbyshire and travelled Europe-wide. Jim became interested in helping the local community during that time and was a Scout Master for 25 years.  He enjoyed helping and giving guidance to the young people involved in Scouting and was particularly interested in encouraging the young people to be involved in first aid techniques – a practical, lifelong skill.  Jim is currently involved with helping local facilities in his area to become dementia friendly and encouraging a dementia-friendly community. Jim became involved in local politics some 20 years ago, has been a Borough Councillor for the last eight years and elected to the County Council in 2017.  As the County Council provides a governor representative on the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors, Jim was particularly pleased to be asked to fulfil this role. As appointed governor for the Trust, Jim is enjoying the chance to expand his knowledge of the NHS as a whole and the services offered locally, whilst having the opportunity to help raise awareness of these within his local community. 


Gemma Stacey
Gemma Stacey

Dr Gemma Stacey

GOVERNOR

Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham

Governor's Personal Statement

Dr Gemma Stacey qualified as a mental health nurse in 2004 after completing the undergraduate Master of Nursing program at the University of Nottingham. She went onto work for the Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust in a range of recovery orientated community servicers. In 2006 Gemma commenced a part time research post at the University of Nottingham which involved managing an action research project exploring service user involvement in the assessment of student nurses in practice (SUSA). She has gone onto implement and evaluate a range of educational initiatives centred on lived experience. This complements Gemma's doctoral research interest in the socialisation of student nurses and the educational factors which influence the development, maintenance and expression of person centred values. She is the leader of the Critical Values Based Practice Network who conduct research into this area along with an explicit focus on the perception and influence of power and hierarchy amongst professional groups. Gemma is currently employed as an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham where she is the Lead for Graduate Entry Nursing.


Roy Webb
Roy Webb

Cllr Roy Webb

GOVERNOR

Derby City Council

Governor's Personal Statement

Roy Webb is a Councillor for Derby City Council and has represented Allestree Ward in Derby City since 1985 as both county and city councillor.