Associate Non-Executive Director
In post since:
Member: Trust Board, Remuneration Committee and People Committee.
30 years' experience in highly influential roles, across complex and demanding healthcare and NHS environments. A passionate campaigner and advocate, promoting care provision improvements and enhancement of patient health outcomes, within the UK.
Former CEO of The Patients Association 2007 to 2017.
Director of The Patients Association 2000 to 2007.
Former nurse by profession.
An innovative strategist, leading successful projects and change initiatives, aimed at driving significant improvements in service delivery.
Active Member of Norman Lamb's Panel of Independent Specialists 2016/17; studying funding models to support the future of health and social care.
Part of Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director, NHS England Review Team; reviewed high mortality rates and failing hospitals within the NHS, 2013 to 2014.
Instrumental and extensive involvement in reforming the NHS Complaints Systems; highlighting failures of the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman.
Promoted and championed the first media contact of the PA; conducted a vast number of interviews with TV, radio and broadsheets, concerning various health and social care stories.
Set up the new APPG for Patient Safety; launched with Andrea Jenkyns MP as Chair, focusing on ensuring that patient safety remains at the heart of the Governments agenda, bringing together interested Parliamentarians, members of the public and healthcare experts to address all issues affecting patients in the care sector.
Positively represented on the Prime Minister's Nursing Care Quality Forum; the Chief Nursing Officers for England Vision for Nursing.