Chair of The Patients Association
Liz is passionate about the right of all people in the UK to receive the best care possible from competent, kind and caring staff.
"Good quality health and social care for all people is a goal of the Patients Association. our focus is on older people, as well as those suffering from mental ill health. These people are particularly vulnerable when the NHS and social care services are so short of resources. Often, they and their carers have no-one to speak up for them. The Patients Association will continue to strive to bring about improved services to meet their needs.”
Dave has long been passionate about improving healthcare by providing digital technology support for various research projects in healthcare quality improvement and patient safety.
His recent work includes providing smartphone apps to enable patients to maintain contact with clinics between visits, facilitating communication within surgical teams and working to empower patients with more complete and secure healthcare records that can be safely used in research and healthcare improvement.
Isaac’s background is in public finance management, in which he has worked for over 30 years.
Since his retirement, he has been working on a voluntary basis with different ‘Not for Profit’ organisations, including mentoring accountants in Nigeria and mentoring young refugees as Finance Officers in the UK.
Currently, Isaac is the Chair of the Finance Committee of Concordis International Trust, a UK based charity whose main aim is to promote conflict resolution and reconciliation for the public benefit and maintain trust between communities.
Before retiring from practice, David spent 32 years as a litigation solicitor acting on behalf of patients injured by medical accidents and defective medical products, latterly managing the largest team of Claimant lawyers in the UK at Irwin Mitchell LLP.
As a consequence David is particularly interested in patient safety - getting the right resources in place to make hospital care as safe as it can be – and consent sought for the implantation of medical devices.
During her career, Mandie has practiced as a nurse and is currently a practicing barrister, as well as serving as Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
Always interested in healthcare, she has held positions at Guy’s Hospital, Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust and the Anglia and Oxford Regional Health Authority and was she was the Director of Fitness to Practise and Legal Affairs at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.
She is a member of several legal and medical associations.
Having completed general and mental health nursing train Catherine practised as a mental health nurse specialising in child, adolescent and forensic psychiatry.
She held many senior managerial posts including being CEO for Haringay health Authority. Her last full time post in NHS was as Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England.
I returned to the NHS as Chair of a Health Authority and a NHS Trust. I was also the inaugural Chair of the NHS Confederation. In 1998 I was awarded a CBE for services to the NHS.
Now I hold a position as an Associate Director of Imperial College NHS Trust and undertake similar activities for Bart’s Healthcare NHS Trust.
Lucy is passionate about improving quality and safety in health and social care. She has been a member of the NHS England Quality Working Group providing leadership and expertise with other commissioners in both these areas to improve patient experience of services.
She is an experienced Director working at board level in the NHS, most recently as Director of Quality Safety and Governance in Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group working as a commissioner to champion the delivery of high quality safe care for patients and their families by NHS Trusts and primary care.
Caroline has been a leader in NHS and not for profit organisations and as a charity trustee for many years. Her focus in these roles has been on securing high quality services for people, whilst delivering sustainable financial solutions and strong governance.
After qualifying as an accountant in 1989, she held a range of positions across the finance sector for many years.
Caroline has since held a number of Chair positions, including Chair of group of primary care trusts, accountable for £3.3billion budget delivering health and healthcare to over 3 million population, Chair of Lambeth Primary Care Trust and Chair of King’s College Hospital Charity.