Sue Greenwood is a Modern Matron and Clinical lead at Cornwall Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust. Sue has long been an active supporter of the CHA, and has contributed to our forum and discussions.
Sue has been key to successfully establishing CATU (Community Assessment and Treatment Units) in community hospitals for frail elderly patients. For their CATU initiative Sue and her team attracted a commendation in CHA Innovations and Best Practice programme.
Sue Greenwood is a Queen's Nurse and has received an MBE for her services.
Dr Alastair Noble
I am the CHA National Lead for Scotland, and an Associate Committee member of the CHA.
I have had an extensive career combining my clinical work as a GP working in a community hospital with local health initiatives and with strategic work at a national level. I have been involved with community hospitals in Scotland for over 40 years, and was Chair and Committee member of Scottish Association of Community Hospitals (SACH). I am now Chair of SACH Alumni, and continue to support and promote community hospital services. I am an independent advisor to Health Boards in Scotland. I have received an MBE for my work on the integration of Health and Social Care in Nairnshire and also for conservation work in Nairnshire. I have been a Community Councillor in Nairnshire for 12 years with a special interest in community empowerment and locality planning/capacity.
I am the CHA National Lead for Wales, and an Associate Committee member of the CHA National Lead for Wales.
I am a retired management consultant who worked in the NHS across the UK as well as internationally in places such as Norway and Hong Kong. As an advocate for improving healthcare particularly in rural areas, I have served 6 years on a Community Health Council and 18 months as a Committee advisor to a Health Board in Wales. I have given evidence to several Parliamentary Select Committees. I am a committee member of the North Wales Healthcare Alliance, a consortium of community healthcare campaigning organisations in North Wales. I am a patient representative on the "NHS Rural Health & Care Wales steering committee", which commissions activities to improve patient healthcare outcomes in rural areas of Mid & West Wales.
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Dr Shauna Fannin
I am the CHA National Lead for Northern Ireland and am an Associate Committee member of the CHA. I am a senior GP partner working in Ballymoney Co. Antrim. Since I became a GP in 1989 I have worked in our local Community Hospital, the Robinson Memorial Hospital, and I have been Clinical Lead in the Hospital for over 10 years. I am also a Macmillan GP Facilitator in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust. I am passionate about the value of Community Hospitals to local communities and to our entire system of health care. I am a member of our hospital's charitable trust board who continue to invest heavily in the hospital and who harness the wholehearted engagement of the local community.
Associate Committee Members
I am an Associate Committee member of the CHA, having been involved for many years, holding positions such as a Director, Chair and Vice-Chair and committee member. I am a registered nurse who is passionate about community hospitals. I was Matron for Evesham hospital, and responsible for the development for many innovative services there. I have also managed a number of community hospitals. I have held a variety of director posts in the NHS, voluntary and private sector. Following my retirement from the NHS seven years ago I continue to work harder than ever. I am currently Independent Co-Chair of the Gloucestershire Learning Disability and Physical Disability/Sensory Impairment Partnership Boards and Independent Chair of the Gloucestershire Mental Health and Wellbeing Partnership Board. I am a Non-Executive Director with Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, which has seven community hospitals.
I am an Associate committee member of the CHA. I have recently stepped down as Chair (2018- May 2022). I have experience across a wide range of NHS, Social Care, and other services both as a provider and as a commissioner. I have managed community hospitals and community services across the England including Northumberland, Cambridge, Norfolk and Warwickshire. I have also worked in the private sector managing an organisation providing care homes. In the past I held the position of CEO of a PCT, and also held the position of Associate Director of Adult Social Care. I have experience of strategic planning for community hospitals, and working with a wide range of stakeholders. Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am an Associate Committee member of the CHA and a Registered Nurse. I have been involved with the CHA for 15 years.
I am the Deputy Chief Nurse for Health Education England and have held a number of clinical and leadership roles including at board level. I am also a specialist advisor with the care quality commission and an accreditation surveyor for CHKS. I represent the CHA on CHKS. I have a masters degree in advancing healthcare practice. In 2017 I was awarded the title Queens Nurse.
I am a Senior Ward Sister working in a South Somerset Community Hospital specialising in stroke rehabilitation. I am passionate about community hospitals and their role in the local health and care system.
Dr Emma Gibbard
I am an Associate Committee member of the CHA. I am Research Impact Manager at the University of Bath - read more. I am member of Q, Health Foundation and lead the Special Interest Group on Evaluation. I have been a council member of the UK Evaluation Society.
I have worked for the past four years working at Evesham Community Hospital as the Doctor covering Stroke, Palliative Care and Elderly care patients. During this time I have taken my Diploma in geriatric medicine. I have also continued to locum Out of Hours in Hereford and for GP Practices. I have implemented a educational programme for GP trainees in palliative care, geriatrics and stroke rehabilitation. I believe that being part of the CHA will really help me as a GP have a wider perspective and a sounding board regarding issues that I encounter as a Clinical Director, particularly giving informed opinions/advice of strategy. There is a risk that being a GP in a community hospital it can be quite isolating unless you form networks and teams. I am pleased to be part of the CHA and its networks.
Dr Andrew Wheeler
I am an Associate Committee member of the CHA. I am the Clinical Director of Community Hospitals in Gloucestershire. I supervise a mixed doctor/ANP model at a hospital in the Forest of Dean and also work as a sessional GP. I am interested in good governance, new ways of working, and ensuring people get the right care in the right place.
I am the CHA Lead for the "Community Voice" and an Associate Committee member of the CHA.
My background is in education having been a Head of English and an Education Consultant supporting schools. I am part of a community action group, making the case for the re-instatement of our beds in our community hospital. I play a lead role in the group, and provided evidence to the County Council Scrutiny Committee which resulted in a referral to the Secretary of State. The response from the Independent Reconfiguration Panel to the Secretary of State was to instruct the local NHS to undertake a review, which was required to include the retention of the community beds as an option. Throughout our campaign for our local health services I have learnt a lot about the role of community hospitals, and the need for local hospitals especially in rural communities. I hope I can be of help to other communities who find themselves in similar positions and need assistance to voice their views with regard to their local health and social care services.
Dr Roy Sharma
I am an Associate committee member of the CHA, and the official photographer for CHA events.
I was a GP in practice for 33 years in Gloucestershire, during which I worked at Lydney & District Hospital and I am now a sessional GP working in general practice and in acute units as a GPwSI. I was a team member of a group tasked to reduce paperwork in NHS General Practice. Patients not Paper – an efficiency scrutiny for the cabinet office. My first degree was the University of Cambridge, and I attained my medical degree at the Welsh National School of Medicine. I am currently the Medical Director for a Hospice.
Eleanor is the new CHA Administrator offering support to the CHA team. She has a wide range of experience with over 16 years’ working with people with disabilities in supported employment, as well as project development and quality checking roles. She ran Boss Employment CIC for 6 years promoting employment for people with learning disabilities - delivering interactive workshops to encourage and inspire people to see paid work as a valid option. An experienced TSI trained Job Coach, Eleanor is passionate about equality of opportunity and supporting people with disabilities to reach their potential by identifying steps to success. Eleanor has a BMus and is currently completing a Dip in Health and Social Care. She is delighted to be involved with the association and looks forward to working with the team. email@example.com