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Date: 17 February 2020
Meet your staff governors
Ms Jayne Robbie, Clinical Professions Allied to Healthcare
Jayne is a registered podiatrist and has worked at the Trust since 2011 in a number of roles including research, senior outpatient roles and diabetic foot care, with a particular interest in the prevention of diabetic foot complications.
As a governor, Jayne aims to promote the positive message of the Trust during the integration and harmonisation period following its merger with the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and during this challenging period of change for local and national healthcare.
Mr Lee Williams, Corporate and Support Services
Lee has worked at the Trust in a clerical capacity for fifteen years and has been a union activist for eight, acting as Branch Secretary for Unison for the last two years. As a governor, Lee is keen to offer a voice to staff in corporate and support services who are proud of their contribution to the NHS but are not always the most visible to the public eye, with the staff group encompassing many of the non-frontline roles.
Mr Richard Baker, Corporate and Support Services
Richard is Head of Technical Services for Medical Physics and has worked at the Trust for 12 months. He sat as a governor in his previous trust and is also a school governor and scout leader. He has a wide range of skills and is passionate about staff and patient experience. Being a staff member, he feels he is placed perfectly to bring the views of every level of the trust together. He intends to use his time as a governor to bring positivity and improvement to the trust and most importantly the staff and patients who are part of it.
Dr Jatt Khaira, Medical and Dental
Jatt trained at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and received postgraduate training in the West Midlands. After training as a GP he returned to hospital medicine specializing in stroke medicine. As governor representing Medical and Dental staff he aims to act as advocate for frontline clinicians in particular those in minority groups. He is passionate about addressing health inequalities and aspires to help the trust maintain the highest standards of clinical care.
Ms Yvonne Murphy, Nursing and Midwifery
Yvonne is the Trust's Deputy Head of Nursing for Theatres and Ambulatory Care. She has been nursing for 36 years, with over 30 years dedicated to theatres. She was seconded to George Eliot Trust as part of the Trust's 'buddying' program for 18 months to manage the operating theatres and support the George Eliot Trust out of special measures.
Mrs Veronica Morgan, Nursing and Midwifery
Veronica has over 40 years’ experience working in the NHS, mainly in maternity services but also in general nursing, management and health education.Veronica recognises the contribution of each member of staff to delivering high levels of patient care, believes in the promotion of the health and well being of both patients and staff through active listening and avenues to voice concerns, and as a staff governor aims to advocate for staff to promote a collective focus on quality care and to contribute to the long-term vision of the Trust.