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My professional background is in Public Health, particularly health improvement. I have an MSc in Health Education/ Health Promotion and have held various positions in the field, beginning in 1994 after a complete career change from radiography to working in the Health Education department at Burnley as a Stop Smoking Advisor, and after that as coordinator of the Health Promoting Hospitals project.

From there I moved to work in Bradford and set up the new Stop Smoking Service after central government funding was made available to help smokers to quit on the NHS. After 5 years in Bradford I moved back to work in East Lancashire and took up the post of Health Promotion manager for the East Lancashire Public Health Network.

Several NHS reorganisations later I moved to Lancashire County Council and took up the post of Head of Public Health Commissioning for Adults and Wellbeing, when the responsibility for Public Health transferred to local government in 2013. I retired from LCC at the end of 2015 and have recently become a trustee for n-compass whose emphasis on a holistic approach to health and wellbeing is very much in line with my own ethos, and where I hope to be able to bring my skills and experience to benefit the organisation and the people who use its services.


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n-compass provides excellent patient focused Advocacy and respects the patient’s rights and views.”

St. Helens Professional

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"Thank you so much, this has given me so much confidence and I feel now that I will get the sort of treatment I need, in the way I need it to be."

Fylde Service User

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"Thank you for your support... I now feel strong enough to make my own decisions and my aim is to continue to act independently with other areas of my life."

Lancaster Service User

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"Your input was superb, exactly what I needed; an independent person to help me to question and comment and move things forward."

Blackburn with Darwen Service User

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