Elected as Lead Governor in December 2021.
Kathy Elliott lead governor
“I bring to the Council of Governors the insight and learning from my role as Vice Chair of Voluntary Action Camden, and lead Trustee for health inequalities.
This builds on my experience working in public health and NHS strategic and operational roles delivering national, regional, and local services. I’ve developed expertise in improving population health outcomes; reducing health inequalities; building working alliances and collaboration; clinical governance; primary care; and specific public health priorities.
Since ‘officially’ retiring I am enjoying using my skills and experience in new ways. A priority has been deepening my connections to my local community. I was a lay member of the Camden (NHS) Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for five years, providing leadership related to patient and public involvement; primary care; and equalities. I represented the CCG in the emerging joint commissioning arrangements between local areas, and I am vice chair of my General Practice, Patient Participation Group.
I also contribute to strengthening the public health workforce as an active volunteer with the national UK Public Health Register.”
Why did you decide to become a governor?
“I joined the Council of Governors as a stakeholder governor, representing the Non-statutory Sector, through my role as a Trustee of Voluntary Action Camden. I had worked with representatives of the Trust as part of the Camden Health and Wellbeing Committee and wanted to support their contribution to improving mental health and collaboration with health and care partners.”
Interests: Public health; health inequalities; primary care; equality, diversity and inclusion.
Political Party: None.
Financial or other interest in the Trust: None.