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I am a 61 year old who first lived in Dorset in 1983 when serving in the Army at Bovington Camp. I left the Army in 1993 and returned to Dorset where I have lived ever since. I have some experience of working in the NHS, both in general practice and as part of trust management, interspersed with a 4 year appointment at the Department of Health.
Presently I live in Wimborne along with my wife and teenage son. Whilst I am no longer employed within the NHS, I now work in the charitable sector providing guidance to clubs and individuals who wish to develop innovative schemes. I became a Governor in 2016 as I believe passionately about the Public being involved in the management of the NHS and see myself as someone who holds an appointment to provide opinion and to challenge, with knowledge, where necessary. I am pleased to be a Governor of Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust as I feel that my knowledge and breadth of experience in the primary care sector allows me to better understand the complexities of delivering community care and mental health services. During my time as a Governor, I have aided in determining how to raise membership numbers and supported the Trust Board and management team in a number of activities.