Nominated governors

Our nominated governors are appointed representatives of our stakeholder organisations. These organisations include local authorities (Bromley, Southwark and Lambeth), the Integrated Care System (ICS), King’s College London University, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

We are in the process of appointing nominated governors from:

  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Dianne Aitken – South East London ICS

Dr Dianne Aitken

I am an experienced local GP who has always been involved in quality improvement, medical regulation and change management throughout my career. I trained as a doctor at the Royal London Hospital and then moved to Lambeth in 1990. I have held varied roles in my career, such as Medical Director for Lambeth Primary Care Trust, Appraiser for Responsible Officers, Associate Member at the General Medical Council, case investigator and independent reviewer of whole GP practice systems including clinical records.

My current roles include sitting on the governing body at NHS Lambeth CCG as Clinical Vice-Chair, and Medicines Optimisation work in our borough and across South East London (SEL), as Co Vice-Chair of the SEL Area Prescribing Committee.

The CCG role covers Integrated Adults Commissioning, and my lead areas are clinical commissioning for older adults, long term conditions, planned care, and community services, as well as working with the team at King’s on quality matters. The Medicines Optimisation role oversees clinical pathways and budgetary spend (£400m) and maintains the SEL Joint Medicines Formulary.

Nationally, my main influence has been my contribution to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act in 2018 where my experience as a clinical commissioner proved invaluable.

My other clinical interests are reducing variation in care, stronger NHS action on health inequalities, mental health parity, hypertension, multi-morbidity/complex patients, practitioner health, the needs of carers, and safeguarding.

Cllr Jim Dickson – Lambeth Council

Councillor Jim Dickson

I am Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Lambeth Council and Chair of Lambeth’s Shadow Health and Wellbeing Board, having previously been the Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance and also its Leader. I began my career in the homelessness field and worked as senior policy officer at the London Housing Unit, advising public and private sector organisations on housing finance and regeneration issues.

I was a visiting lecturer in Housing and Politics at the University of Westminster and Director of Team Lambeth, the borough’s joint venture company, achieving significantly improved public service contracts in Lambeth. I have represented Herne Hill Ward for 22 years.

Cllr Robert Evans – Bromley Council

Councillor Robert Evans

I have spent eight years as a Councillor in the London Borough of Bromley, including the last three years as Portfolio Holder for Care Services. In Council, I am also a member of the Health and Well Being Board, Adoption Panel, Standing Committee for Special Educational Needs, Children’s Board as well as Children and Adult Safeguarding Boards.

My career in education included deputy headships and a headship. I retired three years ago and am a governor of Ravenswood School and a board member of Ravenswood Learning Trust, a governor of Bromley Pupil Referral Unit, a Member of Court of the University of Kent and of St Olave’s & St Saviour’s schools and a member (non-voting) of Bromley CCG.

Anne Marie Rafferty CBE – King’s College London

Anne Marie Rafferty

I am Professor of Nursing Policy and a former Dean of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London. I have a BSc in SocSci Nursing Studies from Edinburgh University, an MPhil in Surgery from Nottingham University and a DPhil in Modern History from Oxford University.

I won a Harkness Fellowship to study Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and was seconded to the Department of Health to work with Lord Ara Darzi on the Next Stage Review of the NHS. I was awarded a CBE in 2008 and appointed to the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery 2009-10. I received a Nursing Times Leadership Award in 2014 and was named one of Health Services Journal’s Top 100 Clinical Leaders in 2015. I hold fellowships from the Royal College of Nursing, the American Academy of Nursing and am a member of the Parliamentary Review of the Welsh Health and Social Care Service.

Ian Rothwell – South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Ian Rothwell

I am the Deputy Director of Corporate Affairs at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, where I hold responsibilities for corporate governance and work closely with the Board of Directors and Council of Governors.

I have been working in the NHS since 2003 in a number of administrative roles. This has included over a decade at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, in Workforce and latterly the Trust Secretariat. I am interested to see how the large NHS organisations within south east London can become anchor institutions and employers of choice for the local communities we serve.

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