Nominations are being sought for a governing council to oversee NHS services in Derbyshire.
Residents have until January 10 to make their nominations for the first ever Council of Governors, which will be a steering force in community care across the county.
The council is the latest step along the way for Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust towards becoming a Foundation Trust.
More than 11,000 people have already signed up as members of the newly emerging Foundation Trust. Ballot papers will be distributed to members on 1 February 2013. Completed ballot papers must be received by February 26.
Further information is available by calling the trust on 01773 824171, emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org