Senate Council Members

  • Dr Bernard Brett

    Dr Bernard Brett

    Senate Council Chair

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    Dr Bernard Brett MB, BS, BSc, FRCP, Advanced Medical Manager (BAMM) is Interim Medical Director and a consultant Gastroenterologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and also works at the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  He has a strong interest in Management and Leadership.  He is the current Chair of the Clinical Services and Standards Committee (CSSC) for the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), recently completed his term as the BSG Quality Improvement Lead and is the regional Endoscopy Clinical Transformation Lead for the East of England.

    Bernard has held the post of Chair of the East of England Clinical Senate since July 2014 and has chaired more than fifteen independent clinical review panels.  In 2016 he won the Health Education East, 2016 NHS Leadership Recognition Award for ‘Leading and Developing People’.  He has also held several senior management posts over the last twenty years including the following roles whilst at the James Paget University Hospital; Medical Director, Responsible Officer, Deputy Medical Director, Divisional Director, Director of Patient Flow and Appraisal Lead. He previously led the East of England’s project to develop a unified drug chart for the region. Bernard has spoken at regional and national meetings on a range of topics including ‘7-day working’ and been an invited speaker on the topic of ‘Improving Colonoscopic Adenoma Detection Rates’ and ‘The Future of Gastroenterology Services.’

    His clinical interests include Bowel Cancer Screening (he has been an accredited bowel cancer screening Colonoscopist for the last 15 years); Therapeutic Endoscopy and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).  His educational interests include communication skills and endoscopic training – he is Senior Faculty Member of the Regional Endoscopy Training Centre in Norwich and was on the Faculty for Regional Trainer Development Programme Module, ‘Learning and Teaching Communication Skills’ for over 10 years.

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  • Dr Sunil Gupta

    Dr Sunil Gupta

    Senate Council Vice Chair

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    Sunil is a GP in Essex, a GP Trainer and an Examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners. He is on the UK Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners and is an Associate Postgraduate GP Dean for Health Education East of England. 

    His previous roles include Accountable Officer of Castle Point and Rochford CCG, Clinical Advisor on Dementia for NHS England Midlands and East Region and a Member of the Expert Advisory Group on the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch. 

    He is a Member of the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation, on the National Patient Safety Response Advisory Panel and Chair of a NICE Quality Standards Advisory Committee.



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  • Dr Jag Ahluwalia

    Dr Jag Ahluwalia

    Chief Clinical Officer, Eastern AHSN

    Jag trained in Cambridge, London and Melbourne and was appointed as a consultant neonatologist at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) in 1996 and was in active practice, teaching and research until 2012.

    Past roles have included being executive medical director at CUH for nearly 10 years, regional clinical lead for the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire neonatal network, a Senior officer for the British Association of Perinatal Medicine, chair of the Eastern Medical Directors’ Forum, chair of Monitor’s Medical Director Advisory Group and vice-chair of NHS Employers’ Consultant Contract Negotiation team and director of digital at CUH.

    Jag is currently Chief Clinical Officer at the Eastern AHSN where he provides clinical governance oversight into network’s programmes of work and is a strong and passionate advocate for the potential of technology to deliver better care and more effective services.

    He is an honorary fellow of the Judge Business School, from where he holds an executive MBA, is a non-executive director at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, a Trustee at Macmillan Cancer Support and a member of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough System Clinical Ethics Committee. He continues to be actively involved in the postgraduate training of future medical leaders and senior neonatal trainees, running a number of training programmes.

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  • Dr Andrew Bateman

    Dr Andrew Bateman

    Chartered Physiotherapist

    I have worked in research and clinical rehabilitation since 1990, the year I qualified as a Physiotherapist (East London).  I completed a PhD in Neuropsychology in 1997 (Birmingham). I have been leading the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (Ely, UK) since 2002. I am especially interested in rehabilitation research – specifically  outcome research & assistive technology. In the field of neuropsychology I have specialised in areas of executive functioning, dyspraxia & visual perception.

    When I am not working, I enjoy rowing and playing bass trombone.

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  • Dr Jennifer Birch

    Dr Jennifer Birch

    Consultant in Neonatal Medicine

    Dr Jennifer Birch is a Consultant in Neonatal Medicine at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Trust and was the NICU Clinical Director there from June 2013 to June 2020. She is currently the Clinical Director for Neonatal services for Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust covering the Bedford and Luton sites. Her clinical special interests include neonatal nutrition, Necrotising Enterocolitis and other neonatal gastrointestinal conditions and she is a member of the national neonatal nutrition network. She holds an MSc in Healthcare Leadership and the NHS Leadership Academy Award in Senior Healthcare Leadership.   She is the Neonatal lead for Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes Local Maternity System and sits on the Neonatal Critical Care Clinical Reference Group, the Neonatal Care Transformation Review Implementation Board and has been a member of the Programme Board for Workstream 2 (Safety) of the Maternity Transformation Programme and later the Insights Oversights Group for the same programme, representing the Neonatal Critical Care Clinical Reference Group.

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  • Dr Sue Broster

    Dr Sue Broster

    Consultant Neonatologist

    Dr Sue Broster Consultant in Neonatal Medicine at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Director of the Neonatal and Paediatric Decision Support and Retrieval Service (PaNDR) for the East of England which was formally established in April 2021 bringing together the established neonatal retrieval team with a new paediatric retrieval service to provide specialist critical care transfer services for unwell babies and children across the East of England

    During her career Sue has held a number of different roles in addition to her clinical post including Deputy Medical Director at CUH. She is currently seconded to the East of England Specialist Provider Collaborative a group of Trusts who all deliver significant amounts of complex healthcare with a vison to achieve the best outcomes for the population of the East of England by delivering high quality specialised care as close to home as possible

    She has a long standing commitment to Global Health and is Global Officer for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and a member of Cambridge Global Health Committee.

    Appointed: December 2022

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  • Fiona Carey

    Fiona Carey

    Fiona was a founding member of the East of England Clinical Senate. She worked for thirty years in publishing and Higher Education, mostly at the Open University. A kidney cancer patient since 2001, she had a lot of surgery and eventually retired from work in 2012 after Whipple's surgery for pancreatic mets. She continues to undergo treatment, but is nevertheless busy.

    Fiona has been a very active 'Patient Rep' for ten years now, providing a clear and consistent argument that all NHS service improvement and design should be 'co-produced'; that is 'with patients at the table, right from the blank-piece-of-paper-stage'. She has worked locally, regionally and nationally, and has chaired several campaigning organisations. She is currently heavily involved in the design and planning of the Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital, due to be built on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus.

    Fiona also captains a Women's Wheelchair Basketball team in the national league, and is busy doting on her first grandchild.

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  • Katy Davenport

    Katy Davenport

    Deputy Divisional Head of Nursing

    Katy Davenport is currently on secondment as Deputy Divisional Head of Nursing at Addenbrookes Hospital, prior to taking this post she has been the Lead Diabetes Nurse Specialist at Addenbrookes since 2005. During this time she has also managed the Endocrine Nurse Specialists, Diabetes Specialist Podiatrists and Obesity Nurse Specialists. 

    Katy trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital between 19991-1994 and subsequently worked at the Middlesex Hospital on the Acute Renal Unit until 2001 when she became a Diabetes Nurse Specialist at Barts & The Homerton Hospital.

    Katy completed a degree in Physiology 1996-1999 at the University of Westminster and is currently undertaking an MBA with Henley Business School.

    Appointed: December 2022

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  • Dr David Gaunt

    Dr David Gaunt

    Emergency Medicine Consultant

    David is an Emergency Medicine Consultant at Watford General Hospital.  He qualified from The Middlesex Hospital Medical School in 1988 and has had a varied training programme, including nine months as a HEMS-London Registrar (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service).  It was during this time that he fell in love with pre-hospital care, and quickly became a member of BASICS-Herts, part of the British Association for Immediate Care.

    He is the Chief Clinical Information Officer for his Trust, as well as the Chair of the Informatics Committee of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, and is dedicated to improving the IT for staff and patients.

    David is the Clinical Lead for Schwartz Rounds at his Trust, creating a safe environment for staff to reflect on the emotional aspect of their job.

    David is married, with five children.  In what spare time he has, he enjoys cycling, eating out, listening to music and mucking about with gadgets and computers.

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  • Dr Shane Gordon

    Dr Shane Gordon

    Director of Strategy, Research and Innovation

    Dr Shane Gordon is the Director of Strategy, Research and Innovation for East Suffolk & North Essex Foundation Trust.   Shane has been a GP since 2002 and has also worked in NHS management for 20 years. He has undertaken a variety of senior roles including Associate Medical Director for the East of England Strategic Health Authority, Chief Officer of North East Essex CCG and Chief Operating Officer at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust. He has led region-wide change programmes and high-value procurements and is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

    Shane is married with one son. He is a keen guitarist and former champion sword-fencer.

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  • Dr Alan Hancock

    Dr Alan Hancock

    Expert by Experience

    Originally a BBC radio and television producer, and a founder member of the UK Open University team, Dr. Hancock worked for a number of years in Asia and joined UNESCO in 1969 as a regional communication adviser for Asia and the Pacific. Moving to Unesco Headquarters in Paris in 1972, he spent more than twenty years with the Communication Division, where he was Director from 1987.  In 1992, he became a Principal Director and established a dedicated programme for UNESCO in Central and Eastern Europe. After establishing himself as an independent consultant in 1996, he undertook numerous assignments for the European Commission in Brussels, the World Bank and communication agencies across Europe.

    In retirement since 2014, Dr Hancock is active in civil society, primarily in the health sector, where he has a particular interest in renal medicine and in integrated health and social care, always from a patient viewpoint. He was Chair of his local Patient Participation Group for three years, a founding Trustee of Healthwatch Milton Keynes and a Public Governor of Milton Keynes University Hospital Foundation Trust. As a living donor kidney transplant recipient ( from 2018) he is a member of the UK Kidney Association’s Patient Council and  active as a patient representative in a number of kidney charities and kidney research projects.

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  • Christine Hancock

    Christine Hancock

    Expert by Experience

    Christine is a retired Social Work Manager and Commissioner who has had 24 years' experience of working with three different Local Authorities in Adult Care planning and procurement. During this time she was involved with implementing the Community Care Act 1990 and the Health and Social Care Act 2012, hospital discharges, care at home, direct payments, supported housing and long term residential/nursing home placements.

     Christine has been a member of the Clinical Senate Council since September 2021.

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  • Danielle Harding

    Danielle Harding

    Primary Care Quality and Workforce Lead

    Danielle Harding (RN, Dip HE, PGCE, BSc, MSc) is currently the Primary Care Quality and Workforce Lead for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care Board, having previously held the General Practice Nurse Consultant Role for the CCG.

    Danielle qualified as a Nurse in Cambridge 1995 and has worked in several Advanced Practice Nursing roles in Emergency Care, Urgent Care and General Practice over the last 25 years. Having gained her Nurse Practitioner degree in 2007, she went on to gain a Masters with Distinction in Health and Medical Education in 2017.

    Danielle has a passion for workforce and education and has enjoyed a portfolio career combining clinical and education roles. Danielle won the RCGP Practice Nurse of the Year Award in 2019 and continues to support, coach and mentor nursing colleagues.

    When not working Danielle enjoys pottery, dog walking and nature photography.

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  • Professor Bill Irish

    Professor Bill Irish

    Postgraduate Dean - East of England and the University of Cambridge

    Bill trained in Cambridge and London, before training as a general practitioner in Bath and pursuing a parallel career in postgraduate medical education.

    Until recently he was Director of GP Education in Health Education South West, chair of COGPED and co-chair of the medical selection quality and standards group for the UK. He is the UK lead postgraduate dean for the specialities of acute medicine, infectious disease and pre hospital emergency medicine.  He is the HEE dean for integrated academic and clinical training for doctors and dentists in partnership with NIHR and the English medical schools.

    Bill holds visiting chairs of medical education at the universities of Bristol and East Anglia and has research interests in high-stakes assessment, medical trainee recruitment and selection.

    He was fortunate to be deployed as clinical lead for a large Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone during the recent pandemic.

    Outside of work Bill remains a very keen but ageing triathlete, and enjoys chasing around after his 3 (almost) grown up children.

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  • Dr Ellen Makings

    Dr Ellen Makings

    Medical Director System Improvement NHS East of England and Regional Medical Examiner

    Dr Ellen Makings MBBS, FRCA, FFICM, RCPathME is the Regional Medical Examiner for the East of England and Lead Medical Examiner at the Royal Papworth Hospital.  She has been a Consultant in Anaesthetics & Intensive Care for 15 years at Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust where she was then appointed as Medical Director in 2017. Her areas of interest in Critical Care are patient safety and recovery from critical illness.  She has been a Medical Examiner at Mid Essex for 8 years, one of the original Department of Health pilot sites for the Medical Examiner system.

    In 2019 she was appointed as Regional Medical Examiner. She is passionate about the Medical Examiner process and its contribution to patient safety. She is a member of the Faculty of the Royal College of Pathologists providing the training of future medical examiners.

    During the Coronavirus pandemic, she supported Critical Care as the Clinical Lead for the Covid-19 Critical Care Cell NHSI/E East of England. She now continues to support the region as Medical Director for System Improvement for the East of England.

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  • Anna Morgan MBE

    Anna Morgan MBE

    Independent Consultant and Coach

    I am an Independent Consultant providing; Consultancy for Workforce Transformation, Coaching for Leadership Development, and Coaching with Trauma informed approaches. Prior to setting up my own business I was Director of Workforce for the Norfolk and Waveney ICB for just over 3 years until April 2022.  

    I am a Registered Nurse, with a BSc Hons in Gerontology and an MA in Leadership for Change. I have over thirty-five years’ experience in nursing mainly in the NHS, five years working in the private Care Home sector and two years in the Department of Health.

    I was Director of Nursing and Quality at Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust, for nine years prior to my role as Director of Workforce, and I was delighted to have contributed to enabling the Trust to gain an Outstanding CQC rating in 2018, the first community trust in the country to achieve this. I was awarded an MBE in the 2019/20 New Year’s Honours for services to Nursing. 

    My passion throughout my whole career has been about making a difference to the lives of other people, and as a nurse I was privileged to work with many people at the most vulnerable times in their lives. I was absolutely amazed and inspired by the strength of the human spirit, many of my patients suffered life changing events and I was so humbled by their determination and how the smallest things could make such a big difference. I worked in partnership with my patients and their families to ensure that they achieved what mattered to them the most as part of their rehabilitation. When I reflect back, it was the trusting relationship, listening, taking time, respecting, encouraging and empowering approaches that made the real difference in the success of the rehabilitation. It wasn’t long before I was using these approaches in my roles as a leader and manager and saw the impact this had on how people performed in their roles.

    Since undertaking Coaching training in 2007, I have further developed my approach to offer a holistic, emergent and flexible style of coaching to respond to the broad range of client needs. In my NHS coaching work, I have provided support for career development, to improve performance and to provide support for people who feel stressed, bullied and burned out. In the last 3 years I have undertaken additional training to offer trauma informed approaches to my coaching practice. This enables me to support people with childhood trauma, mental health & emotional difficulties.       

    I am married (35 years) and have two sons and one granddaughter. I enjoy vigorous walks, reading, yoga and nature.  

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  • Dr Christine Moss

    Dr Christine Moss


    Christine has worked as a GP Principal in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, for more than 30 years and has been involved in service development and commissioning since 2002. She is Deputy Medical Director for West Essex PLACE within the H&WE ICB and She has specific responsibility for developing effective partnership working & integrated care pathways across West Essex system partners.

    Areas of interest include effective use of data including population health management to focus quality improvement, development of out of hospital care models that improve access and care.

     Christine’s leadership style tries to focus on engagement and discussion rather than a top-down direction.

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  • Dr Edward Morris FRCOG

    Dr Edward Morris FRCOG

    Regional Medical Director & Chief Clinical Information Officer (Ex-Officio Council Member)

    Dr Edward Morris is regional medical director for the East of England, a post he started in December 2022, following his three-year presidency at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

    He took up his Presidency in 2019 and during his time he covered the COVID-19 pandemic, rapidly producing the RCOG COVID guidance, the call for workforce investment and the need to address health inequalities.

    Dr Edward Morris MD FRCOG is a consultant in Gynaecology at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia.

    Prior to his Presidency, he was RCOG Vice President for Clinical Quality (2016-2019) and Fellows representative for the East of England on RCOG Council (2011-2016). During his Presidency he also held the position of Vice Chair (Standards) at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

    Dr Morris leads specialist menopause and until recently tertiary endometriosis services. He has authored over 150 peer reviewed articles, book chapters and national documents, is co-editor of the Journal “Post Reproductive Health” and inventor of the website “Manage my Menopause”.

    He is globally recognised for his work throughout his career in patient safety, standards and guideline production and medical device work with the MHRA. He was the inaugural chair of the RCOG Patient Safety and Quality Committee and chairman of the British Menopause Society 2013-2015.


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  • Dr Mary-Anne Morris

    Dr Mary-Anne Morris

    Consultant Paediatrician Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Clinical Director, EoE Children and Young Peoples Transformation Programme (secondment)

    Mary-Anne has been a consultant paediatrician in the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital since 2001. Her clinical practice includes all ages from neonates to late teenagers with focus on gastroenterology and nutrition. She was Chief of Service for paediatrics at NNUH for 5 years developing services and leading through the Covid-19 pandemic. Her leadership style is to keep the child or young person and their family at the centre of services whilst engaging with, empowering and developing the whole multi-disciplinary team.

    Since 2021 Mary-Anne has been the clinical director for the East of England Children’s and Youngs Peoples Transformation programme. She is committed to reducing health care inequalities across the region.

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  • Dr Stuti Mukherjee

    Dr Stuti Mukherjee

    Macmillan GP and GP Clinical Lead for Cancer, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG

    Stuti is a Macmillan GP and GP Clinical Lead for Cancer at Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG.

    She enjoys working as a Generalist, and has a special clinical interest in cancer, dermatology and end of life care.

    Stuti works within the Cancer Team at the CCG, on local delivery of the Cancer strategy implementation plan encompassing National, East of England Cancer Alliance, and local service delivery priorities across a range of areas including improving Screening uptake, Early Diagnosis, roll out of personalised follow up after cancer treatment within Sustainability & Transformation Partnership (STP) objectives.

    Stuti is passionate about quality improvement, and has been involved in organising and presenting at GP educational events towards early cancer diagnosis, and the local implementation of Practice Nurses training for improving cancer care in the community.  She has been involved in raising public awareness of the screening programme.

    Stuti looks forward to her continued involvement in improving patient centred care, learning and sharing innovative ideas and scope of improving wider health outcomes.

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  • Dr Maimuna Mushabe

    Dr Maimuna Mushabe

    Paediatric Consultant/Clinical Director for Children’s Services, Mid and South Essex Hosptials

    Maimuna was born and raised in Uganda. With an innovative and compassionate personality, she began to develop interests in medicine leading her to complete her undergraduate training at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda.  Keen to develop her skills further, she moved to London where she completed her postgraduate training in Wessex and London Hospitals gaining her CCT in Paediatrics 2015.

    As a General Paediatrician with special interests in Children and Young Peoples Epilepsy and Clinical Leadership, Maimuna joined the Consultant team at Basildon University Hospital in 2015. After years of successful clinical leadership, in 2021 she was appointed as the Group Clinical Director for Children’s Services for Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust (MSENHSFT).  A recently merged organisation, MSENHSFT consists of three large acute general district hospitals serving a population of 1.2 million people.

    Leading a Multi-Disciplinary Team of colleagues, Maimuna is responsible for the clinical reconfiguration for Paediatric and Neonatal services across the Trust through a structured Paediatric Improvement Plan. She has recently developed a hub and spoke model for Paediatric Sickle Cell Service to provide care closer to home and is working towards implementing a Specialist Haemoglobinopathy Team (SHT). Using her passion for leadership and empowering others, her focus is to ensure equitable access to first class services is available to all.

    Maimuna is married and has three beautiful girls. When she is not working, Maimuna enjoys reading, listening to music, long walks and socialising with friends.

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  • Chris Street

    Chris Street

    Chief Pharmacist

    Chris Street BPharm(hons) MRPharmS has worked as a pharmacist for 27 years and was appointed Chief Pharmacist of the James Paget Hospital in 2017.

    Chris started his career in community pharmacy working for Alliance Pharmacy as a pharmacy manager in Norfolk before being appointed ‘Health and Pharmacy Adviser’ for the company, a role which involved public relations, policy development and lobbying.

    In 2006 Chris was appointed as pharmacist for Norwich Prison, later becoming Head of Prison Pharmacy for the Norfolk Prisons, which involved overseeing the pharmacy service for the 4 local prison establishments.

    In 2011 Chris became Head of Medicines Management for Norfolk Community Health and Care, a role that involved supporting community hospitals, district nurses and other community based services to use medicines appropriately. As part of this role Chris became Trust Lead for Clinical Audit and Research, and was involved in the development of the mortality review process in the Trust.

    Chris has a particular interest in the safe and effective use of medicines, as well as the application of evidence-based medicine, and in his current role has overseen many quality improvement projects and service developments to modernise the ways medicines are managed in the NHS within his organisation.

    Appointed: December 2022

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  • Dr Hazel Stuart

    Dr Hazel Stuart

    Medical Examiner & Consultant Anaesthetist and Critical Care Medicine

    Dr Hazel Stuart MBBS, DRCOG, FRCA, FICM was a Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Intensive Care Medicine at the James Paget University NHS Foundation Trust in Gorleston for 23 years, and Medical Director for the Trust 2018-22.

    She has had an interest in leadership for many years and has held a variety of posts within the Trust including Transformation Lead, Deputy Medical Director and is also a Caldicott Guardian prior to the Medical Director role.

    She retired partially in 2023 and now works as a Medical Examiner at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn, as well as vaccine and educational work at James Paget Hospital, and also retains her interest in hyperbaric medicine.

    In 2016 she completed the Nye Bevan programme and received a NHS Leadership Academy award in Executive Healthcare Leadership.  She has an interest in reflective learning and collaborative working and has been an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia.

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  • Mr Paul Tisi

    Mr Paul Tisi

    Medical Director and Responsible Officer at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS FoundationTrust

    Mr Paul Tisi was appointed as Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon at Bedford Hospital and Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in 2001. Following leadership roles as Associate Medical Director and subsequently Divisional Medical Director for Planned Care he was appointed as Medical Director for Bedford Hospital NHS Trust in 2016. Following a successful merger which was completed at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic he is now in post as Medical Director and Responsible Officer at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Aside from his board role he maintains a clinical practice with specific interest in management of venous disease. He is an editor for Cochrane Vascular and represented Midlands and East on the National Clinical Reference Group for Vascular Surgery for 6 years.

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  • Sati Ubhi

    Sati Ubhi

    Director of Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy

    Sati has been qualified as a pharmacist for over 30 years, working in a variety of sectors. She is currently the Director of Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy (Chief Pharmacist) for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care Board.

    She started her career in hospital pharmacy and worked in community pharmacy before moving on to prison pharmacy where she provided clinical pharmacy services to three local prisons.

    Sati has worked in primary care commissioning for over twenty years, working closely with local clinicians to optimise prescribing practice. She has a post graduate master’s in clinical pharmacy, has qualified as a pharmacist prescriber and is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

    Appointed: December 2022

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  • Dr David Vickers

    Dr David Vickers

    Medical Director & Consultant Paediatrician

    David is a Consultant Paediatrician and Medical Director with Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. He also works as Medical Director of East Anglia's Children's Hospices.

    His clinical work has included disability and child safeguarding but currently he focuses on paediatric palliative care, post covid syndrome and ME/CFS. He has a Diploma in Palliative Medicine.

    David was Chair of the NICE Guidelines Development Group that produced "End of life care for infants, children and young people with life-limiting conditions: planning and management" (NG61) in 2016. David has also been a Trustee of Together for Short Lives. He has served as Registrar, Treasurer and Trustee of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and also provides independent clinical advice to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

    Appointed: December 2022

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  • Dr Simon Walsh

    Dr Simon Walsh

    Medical Director East of England Ambulance Service (Ex-Officio Council member)

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  • Dr Greg Wood

    Dr Greg Wood

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist

    Greg is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience of treating people with physical health problems and severe mental health conditions. He worked as a health activist in South Africa, helping shape prevention and treatment for HIV/AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal and the National AIDS Programme before joining the NHS in 1997 to work in Bedfordshire and Essex.

    In 2016 Greg became Chief Psychologist at South Essex MH Trust, and helped manage the merger with North Essex Trust, becoming Clinical Director of Psychological Services at Essex Partnership University Trust where he has clinical and operational responsibility for Psychology, Psychotherapy and Talking Therapies services, and the Psychological Services Clinical Care Unit. Greg has a particular interest in organisational change and service transformation, having successfully delivered transformation in services for Personality Disorders and Complex Needs at EPUT. He has completed the NHSI Academy Transformational Change through System Leadership Programme, and recently completed the NHS Leadership Academy Nye Bevan course. Greg is a Visiting Lecturer on the Doctor of Clinical Psychology programme at the Universities of Hertfordshire and Essex. He has held a Visiting Senior Research Fellowship at the School of Life & Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire.  

    Greg has developed and piloted an NHS staff development programme aimed at promoting compassion and values-based working, in order to enhance staff resilience. This programme is based on the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy principles in organisational contexts, and is named ACT4You-NHS.

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