Public Governors - Newark and Sherwood
Jim has lived in Newark for over 35 years and strongly belives in the benefits of public participation in Health and Education. Jim has been a Governor since February 2010 and is a Committee member on the Governance & Strategy Committee. Together with other local Governors Jim helps to raise the issues which he believes are particularly important to the people of Newark. Jim is also a member of the Nottinghamshire Coronary Heart Disease Network.
Before retiring Martin worked in a senior capacity in Hospital, in Primary Care and Mental Health. Martin and his immediate family have always received excellent NHS care but feels that improvements can always be made. Having been a Sherwood Forest Governor for several years he is delighted with the improved services and the ongoing efforts of the staff and management to become outstanding.
Ann believes that the experience gained from having worked for the NHS all her working life combined with her extracurricular qualifications will enable her to provide a positive input to the ‘new’ Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust. Ann is familiar with the specialisations of both King's Mill and Newark Hospitals, which she believes has an invaluable role as an ‘outreach’ centre for the Trust and the services provided by the Newark & Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group to the 128,000 people in the area.
As a long term Cancer survivor Ian he has extensive experience of the highs and lows of NHS delivery. As a manager, University Lecturer and Civil Servant he has been heavily involved in the challenges of public-sector change-management. Despite the criticism constantly heard in the press Ian believes the vast majority of NHS staff work hard and deliver a world-class service. However, if it is to survive, our whole health and care system must change and Ian believes that it is vital that the public fully understand the reasons for those changes and how they will affect the way services are delivered.