After a long career in horticulture research and laboratory management, between raising my family, I did several terms as a trustee board member on a national plant society charity. During this I was given the Award of Honour for my work. I also chaired a local group for a term of three years and managed and ran a national competitive flower show at a spring gardening festival for 12 years.
I have personal experience of being a carer, as I cared for my husband until he passed away.
I now live in the Solihull area where I am Secretary of my GP surgery Patient Participation Group and co-chaired the previous Solihull CCG Patient Voice Panel.
I have now become a Strategic Patient Partner for the new Birmingham and Solihull CCG as I want to represent patient views in NHS decision making.