"I've previously been a public governor of two Trusts - Manchester Foundation Trust and Salford Royal. I empathise with younger people, invisible disabilities, and other minorities. My interests are engagement, equality and patient safety.
My main focus is to include staff and the general public as much as possible. I have been actively involved in Freedom To Speak Up and similar projects which enable democracy and supportive culture for staff. I created a national feedback survey through Healthwatch, and a Greater Manchester CCG project giving a voice to patients, including children. I managed and produced a feedback project for Patient’s Association and NHS North West when the CCG’s were initially formed.
I have had a disability since my early twenties and I've worked closely with the NHS and community. This Includes working extensively with the third sector like Age UK, Childline, and disability arts and community media.
I've volunteered for Central Manchester Foundation Trust, supporting the manager in the volunteer office, in A & E, equality and diversity, fundraising, wayfinding, occupational health and I've helped to set up a film club and newsletter.
I've lived in Manchester all of my live and did a business studies degree at Salford University."