Comments are closed. Staff rep to have a sayOn 31 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today A staff member is to be allowed to sit on the board of the Wrightington,Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust for the first time. The trust has introduced a new partnership policy which allows an employeerepresentative to the join the 14-member board. Bill Livingston, HR director at the trust, said, “It gives staff anequal footing in the business and means their side will always be heard by theboard. A staff representative is the logical conclusion to our partnershipmoves of the past few years.” The employee will have full attendance rights but will not be allowed tovote on decisions. Livingston said, “Maintaining confidentiality could well be a problemas it could be argued that the staff member could have a conflict of interest.But I think the move shows trust between the trust and its employees.” Livingston’s HR team and the board are currently drafting a new missionstatement with the help of two internal staff bodies. It should be implementedby the end of the year. “The mission statement is crucial to the future of the trust as wemerged with Wrightington this April. The statement needs to be updated toinclude all our employees,” he said. The trust has been developing a partnership approach since 1996 when thechairman criticised the organisation for being “happy to call itselfunhappy”. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.