Scottie Gregory - Public Governor for Dorset/Rest of England & Wales
With experience as an elected councillor over four decades, I have knowledge of local government and of the NHS, having worked at arm’s length from it since 1969. I served on a District Council Standards and Audit Committee for eight years, investigating and adjudicating complaints made against elected members. More recently, I worked for Partnership for Older People Programme, ensuring that provision for the needs of older people was made in any services they may use, to enable them to remain in their own homes as long as they wish, although my interest in health matters includes all age groups. In my working life, communication skills were at the forefront of my job’s requirements, as were negotiation skills and most importantly, listening skills.