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There’s not long to go until the Charity Team’s annual Christmas Carols in the City event, on Thursday the 20th December 2018!

The event is always a wonderfully festive affair, in the stunning location of Manchester Cathedral.

This year, Cold Feet star John Thomson will be returning as host and there’ll be special festive readings from guests including Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and Coronation Street star Cath Tyldesley. There’ll also be rousing sing-along performances from the wonderful choirs of Manchester High School for Girls and Manchester Grammar School, as well as the Manchester Survivors Choir, and festive refreshments available on the night.

You can find out more about the event and book your tickets on the charity website, here!

Jayne BessantMeet our new Lead Governor – Jayne Bessant

Jayne Bessant has been successfully elected by MFT’s Council of Governors as our Lead Governor, with the election results being formally announced at their meeting held 13th November 2018.  After training as a nurse at MRI, Jayne worked for over 35 years in the NHS and charitable healthcare, latterly working in senior management roles within the hospice sector, her last role being Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice.

Jayne said: ‘The last two years have seen significant change for patients, staff and Governors. This is a crucial time with so many opportunities to further develop the work of the Governors and the positive impact they can bring.’ Jayne will serve as MFT’s Lead Governor for a 12 month period of office (ending at the Council of Governors’ Meeting scheduled for 5th November 2019).

Find out more about our Governors


Our ‘MFT News’ membership newsletter includes an update on Governors and our Trust following the merger, alongside key patient care and research developments, a round-up of the NHS 70 celebrations and a spotlight on staff recognition.

If you have any comments or suggestions regarding our membership newsletters, and/or if you would like to find out more about ‘being a member’ of our NHS Foundation Trust, contact the Foundation Trust Membership Office:

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