Staff Profiles

Katherine Murphy

Chief Executive

Katherine has a background in nursing and joined The Patients Association in 2003 as head of communications and was appointed Chief Executive in 2008. She was responsible for the organisation and delivery of the highly successful first Clean Hospital Summit…...

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Katherine Murphy

Jacqueline Coles

Deputy Chief Executive

Jacqui joined the Patients Association in September 2014 following a long career in the NHS.  She originally trained and qualified as a registered General Nurse on the Wirral, before coming to live and work in London. She subsequently qualified as…...

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Jacqueline Coles

Heather Eardley

Director of Development

As our Director of Development, Heather Eardley is a core member of the team at the Patients Association, having now been with us for four years. During that time Heather has been primarily focussed upon our projects within NHS trusts,…...

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Heather Eardley

Dipen Rajyaguru

Senior Policy and Campaigns Manager

Dipen joined the Patients Association in May 2015, as our Senior Policy and Campaigns Manager. Dipen has extensive senior level experience and networks within the NHS. He is also a registered member of the Institute of Equality & Diversity Practitioners.…...

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Dipen Rajyaguru

Yolande Cordial

Office Manager

Yolande joined the Patients Association in March 2011 as Office Manager having come from a background of Industrial Recruitment Consultant. Prior to this she spent time travelling Asia and Australia. Yolande’s role at the Patients Association is predominately to ensure…...

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Yolande Cordial

Vidya Felix

Finance Manager

Vidya joined the Patients Association in November 2014 having worked as a Financial Accountant for over 8 years for a number of companies in the commercial sector, both multi-national and SME. Vidya’s role at the Patients Association is to ensure…...

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Vidya Felix

Neal Suchak

Policy and Campaigns Officer

Having studied for a Masters degree in Pharmacy, Neal worked for around ten years as a community pharmacist in London. He then returned to university to undertake a Masters degree in Health Policy. Neal recently joined the Patients Association as…...

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Neal Suchak

Deborah Curtis

Helpline Adviser

Deborah joined the Patients Association in March 2014 as a Helpline Adviser. Her role is to take helpline calls to listen to people’s concerns and assist them where possible in gaining information or advise on the steps they should take…...

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Deborah Curtis

Abdullah Mahmood

Project Assistant

Abdullah joined the Patients Association in October 2014 having originally come from an IT/Economics background. Starting out as an intern aiding our busy policy team, Abdullah’s role has evolved during his time at the Patients Association and he now works…...

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Abdullah Mahmood