General Advisory Council

Under the terms of the Fund's new Royal Charter, the Fund has established a General Advisory Council, chaired by the President.

The purpose of the General Advisory Council is to provide advice to the Chief Executive and Trustees to help the Fund achieve its mission. Members of the Council will use their collective expertise to reflect on the Fund's activities and impact in the previous year; act as a source of intelligence on the key issues and challenges in the health system and to engage in future thinking about trends and developments in policy, leadership and health care improvement.

General Advisory Council members

Members of the Council should be appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Chief Executive.

The following people were appointed to the General Advisory Council by our President HRH The Prince of Wales:

  • Dr Steve Allder, Consultant Neurologist, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Member, NHS Executive Fast-Track programme
  • Lord Michael Bichard, House of Lords
  • Dr Mark Britnell, Chairman and Partner, Global Health Practice, KPMG
  • Sir Liam Donaldson, Chair in Health Policy, Imperial College London
  • Professor Steve Field CBE FRCGP FFPH FRCP, Chief Inspector of General Practice, Care Quality Commission; Chairman, National Inclusion Health Board; GP
  • Mr Ron Kerr CBE, Chief Executive, Guy's & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jenny Owen CBE, Non-executive director, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI
  • Jan Sobieraj, Managing Director, NHS Leadership Academy
  • Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chief Executive, Turning Point
  • Dr Sam Barrell, Chief Clinical Officer, South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Jane Collins, Chief Executive, Marie Curie Cancer Care
  • Paul Jenkins OBE, Chief Executive, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sarah Pickup, Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association
  • Dr Niti Pall, Chair and Clinical Lead, Pathfinder Healthcare Developments CIC
  • Dr Partha Kar, Consultant Endocrinologist, Clinical Director Endocrinology Diabetes, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Emma Stanton, Chief Executive, Beacon UK
  • Dr Arvind Madan, Chief Executive Officer, Hurley Group
  • Ceinwen Giles, Independent Consultant, Trustee of Shine Cancer Support & Point of Care Foundation.
  • Dr Nikita Kanani, GP and Clinical Vice Chair, Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive, National Voices
  • Emma Coyler MBE, Chief Executive, Body and Soul
  • Dr Kamran Abbasi, International and digital editor, The BMJ