Bristol Community Health has been set up so that the people who are directly involved in care – staff – have a direct say in the way that our organisation is run. In addition, we use patient feedback to shape our service in a more informal way.
Our employee-owned status
Bristol Community Health is owned by its staff. 75% of staff are shareholders, and all new staff automatically become shareholders after successful completion of a six month probation period. This gives staff a stake – and therefore a real say – in our organisation. In the last 18 months, staff have voted on a pay increase and changes to terms and conditions, the appointment of non-executive directors and new articles of association – the document which sets out how our organisation is governed.
Our Staff Council
Employee shareholders are represented by an elected Staff Council who are responsible for ensuring the views of staff genuinely influence how our business is run. The Chair of the Staff Council is also a voting Non-Executive Board member.
Along with representing the views of employee shareholders, the Staff Council has the power to select and appoint Non-Executive Directors, to review the performance of the chairman and Non-Executive Directors, and to provide input into the vision, values and strategy of Bristol Community Health.
Our Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors (see below) oversees the day-to-day running of the organisation and is accountable to employee shareholders. The Board has a range of clinical, operational and business expertise.
Bristol Community Health – Executive Directors
Julia Clarke, Chief Executive Officer
Michele Narey, Director of Operations
Aileen Fraser, Clinical Director
Penny Phillpotts, HR Director
Jo Makinson, Director of Finance and Performance
Bristol Community Health – Non-Executive Directors
Steve Hughes, Chair
Rhona Macdonald, Non-Executive Director and Vice Chair
Julie Dovey, Clinical Non-Executive Director
Poku Osei, Non Executive Director
Staff Council Acting Chair – Georgina Davin