NAHS Annual Conference and AGM #NAHS18
A number of the NAHS Executive Committee have stood down. There have also been increasing demands upon the Executive Committee and management functions, and we are exceedingly grateful to those members who in the intervening time have stepped forward during the past 6 months. The recent changes are detailed below but for the full story and details of the specific workstreams undertaken by the Execs this year please click here.
- The NAHS Executives would like to thank Ron Gregory for the superb work he did as Vice-Chair (North) and the fact that due to his wealth of expertise we have asked him to stay on as an Exec without portfolio. Ron has been replaced by Martin Lomas who volunteered to take on the role of Vice-Chair (North) and has been busy liaising with our membership and arranging a NAHS Northern Conference, which was due to be held on the 8th June, however, due to extremely poor confirmed attendance numbers, this had to be cancelled. Martin has also been doubling up in support of both Vice-Chair posts to provide support to the Chair and representation of NAHS at stakeholder groups.
- Vice-Chair (South) – Steve Davies. Steve has, unfortunately, had to step down from this role but remains an active and advisory NAHS member. Currently, the Vice-Chair (South) executive role remains open. We would like to sincerely thank Steve for the dedication and hard work over the years with the Executive team and our members.
- Membership Officer – Mike Burnett had commenced an audit of the existing membership and review of the membership structure but following a job change found himself unable to continue the superb work he started and has stepped down as a NAHS Exec Director although he remains an active NAHS member. Neil Shanks, Security Transformation Lead & Local Security Management Specialist, St Andrew’s Healthcare was able to step into this breach and take over the Membership Office. Neil has already put forth a series of recommendations and is picking up the workstream Mike had initiated to explore new membership management systems and review membership grades and CPD. More announcements to follow in the very near future as we prepare NAHS to become a true membership association and professional body.
- Press, Social Media & IT Officer – this role was vacant following the AGM, however, John Currie, Head of Security & Local Security Management Specialist, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust answered the call for assistance and stepped into this role during the first quarter of this year. John has since been reviewing all press, social media, website, email and IT related matters and has presented a comprehensive and progressive outline strategy to the NAHS management team. It has been John who has been instrumental in progressing our recent GDPR mailshots and communications, including this update to members. John is also leading on the development and launch of our new website and members area.
- The Executive committee would also like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Sean Keown who has been an active NAHS executive for 3 years bringing a wealth of experience to the team. As a member of the ambulance sector, he was instrumental in forging closer ties with the acute and community members. Sean rewrote the association’s constitution and the NAHS/Security institute MOU. In addition, Sean is a Justice of the Peace and as such, his legal knowledge has been invaluable to the Association. Sean now moves into the transport sector but will remain as a Non-Portfolio Exec until the AGM in November, acting as a multi-agency liaison officer.
Due to the unprecedented number of changes and the evolving need for support of the Executive Committee to manage the process and organisation changes going on within NAHS, we would like to propose a rare but not unprecedented move of holding an extraordinary vote for the election of Executive Directors. This is intended to substantiate those in the roles, particularly where the roles have been temporarily filled by persons in an acting capacity. This will empower those in the roles to continue the good work they have taken on with the endorsement of the membership. We will hold expressions of interest for these Executive Director positions open until 22nd June 2018 and publish the results in early July.
NAHS Executive Quarterly Meeting 22nd June 2018. The Execs will be meeting to discuss the nominations for Executive Directors following the extraordinary members vote and discuss progress towards Charitable Incorporated Organisation status.