The Board of Trustees of the Patients Association announces the resignation of our Chair Ann Lloyd Keen with effect from the 1st January 2024.

Julie Thallon, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, said: “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to thank Ann for her contribution as our Chair over the last year."

Ann said: “I have been delighted to support the work of the Patients Association throughout 2023 as Chair and I very much look forward to championing the organisation into the future. The patient voice at a national level could not be more important as we enter another year of significant challenges in our health and care services."

The organisation will shortly commence the recruitment process for the new Chair to support our work to achieve true patient partnership in the design and delivery of services. Until a new Chair is appointed, Julie Thallon will be Acting Chair.

The staff and trustees extend their best wishes to Ann in her future endeavours.

1st January 2024