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.
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 Practise Team superbly led by Dr Simon we will develop and maintain Whitestone as a Practise of excellence.
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.
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.
Rachel is responsible for population and place based health and wellbeing across Warwickshire. She is the public health lead for advice and support across Northern Warwickshire. This includes working closely with Warwickshire North Clinical Commissioning Group, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and North Warwickshire Borough Council to improve health and wellbeing outcomes. She is a Co-opted member of Warwickshire North CCG Governing Body and attend their Executive Group. She is also Health Champion for Nuneaton and Bedworth and North Warwickshire Borough Council Partnerships.
Ian joined Guideposts in 2015, after a career in the RAF Regiment where he reached the rank of Wing Commander. He and his multi-skilled medical, logistics and security teams were responsible for reaching and protecting vulnerable communities around the world.
Guideposts Trust was a natural career choice for Ian, because the multi-skilled charity teams at Guideposts, also work in a holistic way to support the wellbeing & resilience of diverse communities across the UK. The HERE service’s contribution to Happy, Healthy & Involved is a great example of how Guideposts helps people make informed choices about how they manage their long-term conditions and wellbeing.
Ian is passionate about Happy, Healthy & Involved, which he sees as textbook collaboration and cooperation between local government, health professionals and civil society – to help unlock the very best within our communities!
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.