Steve Lowden lives locally and is Chair of the Healthier Together Patient and Public Advisory Group. Steve was Chief Executive of the national ‘health watchdog’ the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement from 2004 – 2008. The commission had a regulatory role, working with the then Healthcare Commission (now renamed the Care Quality Commission) to give citizens a voice in health-decision making throughout England.
Christine Elwell is a Consultant Oncologist at Northampton General Hospital. She is Chair of the Cancer Service Clinical Working Group, one of the six service-focused working groups tasked with developing proposals for improvements across the NHS in South East Midlands.
Ed Neale is Medical Director and Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician at Bedford Hospital. He is Chair of the Healthier Together Clinical Senate, the multidisciplinary group of senior clinicians tasked with considering and coordinating any service change proposals from a regional perspective.
Darin Seiger has chaired the Board of NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) since its formation as Nene Commissioning in 2007 and is a highly respected medical practitioner. He is also is co-chair of the Healthier Together commissioner's group.
Peter Metherall is a Patient Safety Champion for the World Health Organisation. He has had an active role as a patient advocate for many years and is currently a member of the Healthier Together Patient and Public Advisory Group.
Roz Horton is a member of the Patient and Public Advisory Group. She has links with several organisations and communities in East Northants. She is a Foundation Trust member and lives in the catchment area for Kettering General Hospital. She is a Chartered Physiotherapist and university lecturer by training, though currently not practicing. Her passions are healthcare, education and life.
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No hospitals will close. Northampton, Kettering, Milton Keynes, Luton & Dunstable and Bedford will all continue to provide most local services
All five hospitals will have an A&E and maternity service
Our first priority is safe, sustainable, high quality services
Our recommendations will be based on clinical evidence and local need