Timothy Howard

Elected for three years in 2022

Timothy Howard.jpgWhy 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.

Members of the Council of Governors