Eligibility Criteria

Only a member of The Trust’s public constituency or the patients’ constituency is eligible for appointment as Chair. To be eligible to become a public member of the Trust candidates must live in one of the public constitutional areas outlined in Annex 1 of the Trust’s constitution (link below). To be a member of the patients’ constituency you must be a current or recent patient of the Trust.

Criteria for Disqualification

The following may not become or continue as a member of the Board of Directors:

  • a person who has been adjudged bankrupt or whose estate has been sequestrated and who (in either case) has not been discharged; Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust;
  • a person who has made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, his creditors and who has not been discharged in respect of it;
  • a person who within the preceding five years has been convicted in the British Islands of any offence if a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of not less than three months (without the option of a fine) was imposed on him;
  • a person who falls within the further grounds for disqualification set out in Annex 8 of the Trust’s constitution (link above).