Staff Governor for Non-Clinical and Support

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Rachel Koutsavakis

Staff Governor (Non-Clinical and Support)

Staff Governor for Non-Clinical and Support

Term of Office: 3 Years – Ending at 2022 Annual/Special Members’ Meeting

As a Staff Governor, working alongside my fellow Governors who represent our patients and their families, I feel able to appropriately influence change that will impact on everyone.

I began my NHS career as a Nurse Bank Co-ordinator and Health Care Assistant, then as an Administrator and Manager in Medical Education.  For over a decade, I’ve worked at several hospitals and now have an exciting new role as Business Development Lead for Education Services across MFT.

During my first term as a Staff Governor, I visited many areas of the organisation and enjoyed listening to colleagues’ thoughts and feedback.  I am very aware of the impact that change can have, and the importance of not only engaging with colleagues, but ensuring that their views are acknowledged and considered.

Staff Governors are the conduit between the staff and the Trust leadership team, seeking assurance about what is presented to them and interpreting issues from each perspective, and as a Governor, feel privileged to actively represent my fellow colleagues.