Mike Slemensek

 

 

Mike Slemensek

Localities and Communities Officer, Warwickshire County Council

Mike is a Localities and Communities Officer with Warwickshire County Council, with responsibility for Nuneaton and Bedworth. He is based in Nuneaton Town Hall and heads a team of four community development workers. The role of Mike’s team is to support community development; promote community engagement; tackle financial exclusion and further health and wellbeing in communities. Mike works closely with County Councillors and with voluntary and statutory groups.

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Di Kent

 

 

Di Kent

Chair, Whitestone Surgery Patient Participation Group

As Chair of the Whitestone PPG Di brings 42 years of NHS knowledge and experience to the Group. She has worked in all specialities at our local hospitals, spending time as a nurse educationalist training others, retiring when she was Director of Nursing and for a time Acting Chief Executive. During her career she was nominated and became a finalist in the National Public Sector Senior Management Award. Di and her team gained awards at national level for innovative practise and at Regional level for excellence in caring for the elderly. Although retired Di could not waste all the knowledge and experience gained throughout her `working journey` and this is the reason why she is presently serving you as patients in the Role of Chair of WS-PPG.

We welcome new members to our PPG so if you have time to spare come and join us so together with the Practice Team superbly led by Dr Simon we will develop and maintain Whitestone as a Practise of excellence.

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Hay Sharma

 

 

Hay Sharma

Deputy Chair, Whitestone Surgery Patient Participation Group

Hay’s teaching career involved working in two phases – Secondary and Higher Education. After Graduation, He started teaching in Coventry and worked in two secondary schools where he held a variety of posts ranging from Teacher of Mathematics, Head of Department and Assistant Head.

As a member of SMT his responsibilities were wide and varied and included – timetabling, health safety and welfare of staff, induction of new staff.

In 1983 he was appointed as a member of the research and development group for the Mathematics component of the Oxford Certificate of Educational Achievement. In 2002 he worked for the Warwick Institute of Education in the following roles: Managing tutor for FITT Maths, PGCE/ GTP Maths and link tutors. Hay is a family person who enjoys being with his three grand daughters and looks forward to continuing his present role as an active member of the WS-PPG.

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Jeff Morgan

 

 

Cllr Jeff Morgan

County Councillor, Warwickshire County Council

Jeff Morgan is the Lead Member for Children's Services for Warwickshire County Council as well as being the elected member for Bulkington and Whitestone. He is also a member of Warwickshire's Health and Wellbeing Board. He was one of the founders of the Whitestone Happy Healthy and Inolved project and is delighted to be associated with a project, which brings the County Council, NHS and other partners together, which although small at the moment, has the potential to be replicated on a wider stage across the county.

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Matt Jones

 

 

Matt Jones

CEO of Guideposts

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Richard Smith

 

 

Cllr Richard Smith

Director of Volunteer Friends

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Dr Sacha Simon

 

 

Dr Sacha Simon

Senior Partner, Whitestone Surgery

Dr Simon is the Senior Partner of Whitestone Surgery; an innovative practice based in North Warwickshire. Initially trained in orthopaedic surgery in Oxfordshire, he has previously worked as Medical Director for HOPE worldwide – Afghanistan. During his year, he oversaw an increase in budget from £100,000 PA to signing over $4.5 million in contracts. Mainly through competitive tenders from The World Bank, The European Commission, The Asian Development Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency and private donors. He was directly responsible for managing a $11 million medical programme which includes Karte Seh Medical Hospital, Karte Seh Maternity Hospital, Provincial Health Centre Construction, and the Provincial Midwife and Traditional Birth Attendant training programme. He oversaw the finance, architectural design, construction and subsequent joint management with UNICEF of the Karte Seh Maternity hospital in Kabul and five 12-room GP health centres (with 24 hour urgent care facilities) in Kandahar.

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