Term: 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2022

Having been both a patient and a carer in recent years, I would like to use this experience to try to improve things for others. I believe patient feedback can contribute to the Trust’s goal of delivering top-quality care, and that patients’ complaints should be dealt with efficiently and considerately.

Since 2014, I have volunteered as a patient representative on the UCLH Clinical Integration Programme Board which has given me a good understanding of the complex task of coordinating healthcare and social care and the importance of clear and timely communication between patients, GPs and hospitals.

My other interests include:

  • care of the elderly
  • mental health
  • research and education.

I have lived in Islington for 30 years and am a scientist by training. My career in publishing has given me valuable experience in questioning senior executives and specialists and getting them to explain things in plain English.