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:

  • Samantha Allen, Chief Executive - Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Samira Ben Omar, Head of Engagement and Partnerships, North West London Collaboration of CCGs
  • Kay Boycott, NED, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Stephen Chandler, Corporate Director for Adult Services - Oxfordshire County Council
  • Hannah Farrar, Partner, Carnall Farrar
  • Ceinwen Giles, Director, Shine Cancer Support
  • Jatinder Harchowal MBE, Chief Pharmacist / Head of QI, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • Angela Helleur, Chief Nurse - Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Foundation Trust
  • John James OBE, Chief Executive, Sickle Cell Society
  • Dr Kamran Abbasi, Executive Editor, The BMJ
  • Professor Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health - Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
  • 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
  •  Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive, Health Education England
  • Professor Nicholas Mays, Professor of Health Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Professor Nick Harding OBE, Chair, Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Dr Nikita Kanani MBE, Deputy Medical Director of Primary Care, NHS England
  • Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI
  • Sarah Pickup, Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association
  • Martin Reeves, Chief Executive - Coventry City Council
  • Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chair, NHS Confederation
  • Hardev Virdee, Group Chief Financial Officer - Barts NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor Yvonne Doyle CB, Medical Director and Director of Health Protection, Public Health England