Since retirement from the Welsh Assembly, where I was an advisor for ICT provision and Health Informatics, I have worked with a number of Community, Voluntary and Social Care organisations. As the former Chair of the Community Health Council for Bridgend, Neath and Swansea areas, I represented the patient viewpoint on the local Health Boards. I also worked closely with Local Government Social Services in scrutiny of the delivery of Primary Health Care Services across South Wales. Currently, I am a Lay Member for a number of accreditation panels for Health Education in Wales (HEIW).
As the Board’s Lay Member, my primary focus is to offer an outside, independent view point and to give a patient perspective along with any constructive challenge where needed - to be a ‘critical friend’ to the Pharmacy Delivery Board and its aims. The prospective changes and innovation the Board is seeking to deliver is something I am relishing being part of and appreciate the opportunity of being able to contribute. It’s an exciting time for Pharmacy Service Delivery in Wales.