It’s important for most of Surrey to look to the Royal Surrey as a key local healthcare provider with a secure future – in particular given in my area uncertainty around the range of services at Epsom Hospital and the emerging Surrey Heartlands Sustainability and Transformation Plan. I have lobbied long and hard with fellow governors for as much public engagement and consultation as possible on key decisions and for the patient to be at the centre of decision making.
I am a public sector professional – past 7 years in HR and currently work on employment programmes. I bring broad public sector policy, programme/ project management, internal consultancy experience and constructive challenge.
I am a member of the Nominations Committee and took part in the choice of two non executive directors, the new Chief Executive Officer and the performance management of a former Non-executive Director.
Lifelong Surrey resident, I work locally partly for health and work life balance. Since becoming a governor 2014 I network with the local authorities, Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group, Central Surrey Health Surrey, Patient Participation Groups, residents associations, and contribute to the Leatherhead Living facebook page.
I have also been on a full customer journey at RSCH with a close relative who was a cancer patient in 2015 and taken part in Patient Led Inspections.