General Advisory Council

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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:

  • Sir Ron Kerr CBE, Senior Adviser to the Board, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI
  • Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chair, NHS Confederation
  • Sarah Pickup, Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association
  • Ceinwen Giles, Director, Shine Cancer Support 
  • Dr Nikita Kanani MBE, Deputy Medical Director of Primary Care, NHS England 
  • Jeremy Taylor OBE, Former CEO, National Voices and patient champion
  • Emma Coyler MBE, Chief Executive, Body and Soul
  • Dr Kamran Abbasi, Executive Editor, The BMJ
  • Kay Boycott, Chief Executive, Asthma UK & British Lung Foundation Partnership
  • Professor Yvonne Doyle CB, Medical Director and Director of Health Protection, Public Health England
  • Hannah Farrar, Partner, Carnall Farrar
  • Professor Nick Harding OBE, Chair, Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Amanda Pritchard, Chief Operating Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Chief Executive, NHS Improvement
  • Professor Nicholas Mays, Professor of Health Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 
  • Lord Kerslake, Peer, House of Lords
  • Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive Officer, East London Foundation Trust 
  • Professor Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health - Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Samantha Allen, Chief Executive - Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Stephen Chandler, Corporate Director for Adult Services - Oxfordshire County Council
  • Angela Helleur, Chief Nurse - Lewisham and Greenwich NHS FT
  • Fatima Khan-Shah, Programme Director for Unpaid Carers and the Personalised Care Programme for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Integrated Care System
  • Jonathan McShane, Chair - Terrence Higgins Trust
  • Martin Reeves, Chief Executive - Coventry City Council
  • Hardev Virdee, Group Chief Financial Officer - Barts NHS Foundation Trust