Meet the board
On 1 April 2018, the Healthwatch City of London contract was awarded to Healthwatch Hackney. Healthwatch City of London board members (see below) who wished to continue with the organisation are currently in discussions with their Healthwatch Hackney colleagues about next steps. These discussions are expected to be complete by mid-May when we will provide an update on future governance arrangements.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing board members of Healthwatch City of London for their significant contribution to developing Healthwatch services for the residents and workers of the City of London. For more information email email@example.com or call 020 7923 8358.
Gail is an independent healthcare consultant working primarily in the NHS. She specialises in transforming services for patients, working with clinical teams to encourage change through patient experience. Gail is a former director of operations at the think tank 2020 Health, a former Barts and the London NHS Trust executive director and a trained nurse. She holds a Masters in Health Management. Gail joined the board in April 2015.
Reno is a technologist with a deep interest in the ways data and technology can be harnessed to shape and improve the patient experience. He is particularly interested in how patients and their carers can contribute at all levels of healthcare technology innovation and healthcare service improvement. Reno is a public representative on the City and Hackney NHS IT enabler programme board. Reno has lived in the Farringdon Without ward since 2001. He joined the board in September 2016.
Geoffrey is a retired GP and civil servant educated at Brasenose College Oxford, and University College Hospital. After working in general practice in the military and in Buckinghamshire, he joined the Department of Health. Geoffrey has written two books published by the King's Fund: The Development of the London Hospital System 1823-1982 and Cradle to Grave: fifty years of the NHS. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, a member of the Royal Society of Medicine and a liveryman of the Apothecaries and Barbers. He lives in the Barbican. Geoffrey joined the board in April 2015.
Steve has been a City resident since 1988. He was a member of the City of London's Common Council from 1994 to 2009, serving on the community services committee covering housing, social services and health. Steve has considerable experience of patient engagement and involvement first as a member of the Community Health Council and then at Links. He has been a member of the City of London's health and social care scrutiny committee since 2012. Steve was the sole carer for his wife who had Alzheimer' from 2000 to 2014. Steve joined the board in October 2014.