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

Millie Leigh-Wood

Deputy Chief Executive

Millie joined the Patients Association in November 2014 as a case worker and then became Helpline Manager in December 2014. She wrote the follow up report, PHSO – Labyrinth of Bureaucracy which was published in March 2015 and then took…...

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Millie Leigh-Wood

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

Louise Swingler

Senior Project Manager

Louise joined the Patients Association in April 2015 to take on the role of Senior Project Manager. She will be building up our project and development work, with a particular focus on the north and the Midlands. Previous to becoming…...

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Louise Swingler

Carol Gleeson

Office Manager

Carol joined the Patients Association in June 2015 as Office Manager, having worked for 18 years for a leading asset manager in the City, and more recently for a construction firm in the South East. Carol’s role at the Patients…...

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Carol Gleeson

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

Julie Robertshaw

Helpline Manager

Julie joined the Patients Association in May 2015 as Helpline Manager and brings extensive knowledge concerning the provision of independent NHS complaints and Social Care advocacy as well as generic advocacy in a secure setting. Julie is a post graduate…...

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Julie Robertshaw

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 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