Elected for three years in 2022
Why do you want to be a governor?
I have extensive experience as a local doctor, a patient, and a member of the public which I hope will enable me to contribute to improving healthcare delivery and priorities in the new Trust. I joined a political party in the hope of influencing policy on the NHS, but this has been hard and unsuccessful! I feel that, having a lifetime spent trying to help patients navigate the system, and teaching young doctors to communicate with patients will enable me to contribute to the much-needed support and feed-back that our Trust needs and welcomes.
What skills do you feel you could bring to the role?
I have been a local GP, a Health Authority director, and a chair of General Medical Council tribunals, in charge of regulation and fitness of doctors to practice. I have experience of ethical decision-making, medical law, the complaints process, and NHS management at many levels. My experience as a patient opened my eyes to the strengths and weaknesses of our hospitals, and insight into how to improve them. I hope that I am now in a position to give objective advice to our local Trust on how to make the best use of its limited resources.
Declaration of interests
Conservative party member.