North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust has announced who has been elected to its Governors Council.

The successful candidates for public governors include, from the Eden constituency, Jacqueline Nicol, David Pollitt and Christopher Kenn.

Patrick Everingham was elected from the Allerdale constituency.

Derek Seber, Lancashire, and David Crouchley, South Lakeland, were also elected.

Staff governors include Rachael Marrs, Allerdale and Copeland and Madhusudhan Varma, Carlisle and Eden.

Peter Scott, the trust’s chairman, said: “Our Governors Council has a crucial role in connecting with our communities, as they represent the views of local people and give them a voice, providing us with a vital link to the people we serve.”