Our public governors represent the local constituencies of Bromley, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark and our diverse local community. They provide the Trust with a greater understanding of the issues affecting patients and visitors as well as represent our diverse local community.
David Jeffreys - Bromley
Born and raised in Lewisham, I have lived in Bromley for more than 30 years. After training as a Physician at Guy's Hospital, I followed a career in clinical and academic medicine and then worked in senior positions at the Department of Health and it’s agencies in charge of medicines evaluation, safety and medical technology. I am also a Pharmaceutical Physician.
I have a strong interest in patient safety and, as an elected Councillor for Bromley, I want to see much closer integration of social and primary care. As an elected governor at King’s, I see myself as a champion of the patient and want to push for more innovation in health care and its delivery. King’s has a great staff and leadership team which I want to see empowered to meet the challenges and needs of our locality.
Devendra Singh Banker - Bromley
I have been a Bromley resident since 2004. I qualified from India as a doctor, specialising in anaesthetics and intensive care. I am also a graduate in Law. Currently I am working as an anaesthetist in London Northwest University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Having a law degree and a medical degree gives me a unique insight into the integration of healthcare providers with patient care. I chair the British Medical Association (BMA) London south staff and associate specialist committee. I am also a member of the BMA Pensions committee.
I plan to combine my professional expertise and experience to support King's in enhancing staff morale and providing high-quality services in a safe, compassionate environment to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.
Jane Clark - Bromley
I trained and practised as a radiographer and through involvement in the community in East London, I retrained and worked as a social worker. I later worked in education and was responsible for social work, social care and related training.
After moving to Bromley 40 years ago I served as a school governor, housing association board member, on a clinical ethics committee, Bromley Safeguarding Board and chaired numerous appeals, complaints and disciplinary panels. I was also appointed as a magistrate for adult and youth courts and sat as a tribunal member. I am a trustee of a hospital charity.
I am committed to promoting diversity and equality, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and improving mental health services. I am a patient at King's and I am registered blind. Through my previous experience I hope I can make a contribution at both strategic and practice levels.
Tony McPartlan - Bromley
I was born and raised in Bromley and have spent the last four and a half years alongside loved ones as they have received cancer, intensive and end of life care at King's College Hospital, Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) and Orpington Hospital. My experiences at the ‘frontline' of patient care motivated me to become a governor and ensure that the voice of the patient and carer is listened to.
Since graduating with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Nottingham Business School I have worked in various marketing and communications roles within the events and media industries. In my spare time I run a small charity that helps people with cancer and long-term health conditions. I also previously sat on King’s Mind and Body Expert Advisory Group.
I have seen our local health services go through significant change. My experiences within the health service have driven a passion and desire to ensure the NHS remains strong and able to provide the best possible service for the people of Bromley.
Daniel Kelly - Lambeth
I have lived in Lambeth for 30 years and have had various experiences of King’s both as a patient and as a visitor. I am the Royal College of Nursing Chair of Nursing Research at Cardiff University, and my career-long academic interests have been in cancer care research and education.
My current research includes cancer patient experiences and support needs, health workforce innovation, freedom to speak up, patient safety and leadership in the NHS. I hope to be able to bring this background and experience to the role of Public Governor. I am especially interested in how King’s will manage the challenges following the COVID-19 pandemic and how to improve what we know about the experiences of patients.
I am a visiting Professor at Edinburgh University and University College London. I am also Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing and was awarded an OBE in the 2021 New Year’s honours for services to cancer research and education.
Emily George - Lambeth
I have lived in Lambeth for over 12 years, and in this time my family and neighbours have been supported by many of the Trust’s services.
I have a degree in Social Policy and expertise in service design and transformation. My career has been focused on improving public services, and championing the positive impact of co-designing services with stakeholders and communities. I currently work in local government, where my role involves improving social care and community services, including better integration with health services.
As a governor, I will represent the views of local communities so that the Trust can provide the best possible services. I will bring my skills and experience to the role, and seek opportunities to increase public engagement with the Trust, so that together we can improve health and wellbeing.
Marcus Ward - Lambeth
I originally studied Law and worked in the commercial sector in finance and general management, including for the Yamaha Corporation. For the last 20 years I have worked exclusively in the charity sector. Initially I was a charity CEO, and then a consultant working with a range of voluntary organisations who work primarily in the health and social care sectors. I am also an approved capacity building consultant, working with major charitable trusts including the Lloyds Bank Foundation and Comic Relief, and for national charities such as Mind.
I have lived in Lambeth for 25 years and my family and I have regularly used King's services. My particular focus will be in representing the public interest of those who live, work and visit Lambeth. I am also interested in supporting the effective management of operations, working in partnership with other connected organisations and helping to maintain a fundamental focus on patient care.
Rashmi Agrawal - Lambeth
I have lived in Lambeth for over 50 years and have actively engaged and worked with many health, social care, and voluntary and community sector organisations for the past 30 years. I have volunteered in the community, which has very diverse needs, with many experiencing significant health and social care deprivation.
I am from a BAME background and am a trustee of a large Patient and Public Participation Group network in South London. I work with Primary Care Networks, GP Federations and with the South East London clinical commissioning group (CCG) to improve health and social care services in local communities. I am also a member of the Cicely Saunders Institute for Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, which focuses on improving health and social care services for patients and their families, and developing a local support network for palliative care and end of life support services.
I hope my experience of working with our diverse communities and local support networks will help to identify some key challenges in the community. I look forward to working with our partners to develop opportunities for improvement in health and wellbeing to deliver the optimum level of care and support services.
Susan Wise - Lewisham
I have worked in NHS histopathology laboratories since 1971, beginning straight from school at the London Hospital (now the Royal London Hospital). A born and bred east Londoner, I moved to south London and worked for King's Clinical Neuropathology department between 1978 and 2008. I worked with experts in the neuropathology field and co-authored well received clinical and research papers. For the past 19 years I’ve been a Councillor for Lewisham, and I will bring the policy and scrutiny experience I’ve gained, in the Lewisham Mayor's Cabinet and as a backbencher, to King’s Council of Governors. Having seen how King's works from one side, I’m looking forward to playing my part here as a Governor.
Angela Buckingham - Southwark
I myself have been a patient at King’s; once when I had my daughter and again when I had day surgery. I have been a volunteer at King’s since 2008 and have been keen to help in any way I can within the community. This inspired me to volunteer twice a week at the hospital with muscular dystrophy patients as well as on the neurology clinic. I have been a patient ambassador for a GP surgery in Southwark where I started a garden group for patients within the borough. For the new Tessa Jowell Medical centre I disseminated leaflets focused on what services patients would like. I was part of the working group designing the centre, involved in patient participation groups and locality working groups within the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Hilary Entwistle - Southwark
I have lived in Southwark for 35 years and have a long association with King's. I trained at the Trust as a medical student and referred patients for 30 years as a GP. My three children were born at King's. My husband also had heart surgery here, and my mother, who has Alzheimer's, was treated for a broken hip. I also volunteer on Trundle ward on a project to improve the hospital experience of orthopaedic patients with dementia.
As a GP, I was a clinical director on Lewisham CCG with a special interest in long-term conditions, mental health, patient involvement, and integration of health and social care. I am passionate about good quality healthcare, and the involvement of patients and carers in decision-making and in shaping services.
I now do GP locum sessions and volunteer at Freedom from Torture doing medico-legal reports for asylum seekers. I hope to be able to apply my enthusiasm, ability to ask questions and past experience to the governor role.
Jane Allberry - Southwark
I have lived in Southwark for over 25 years and my family has used a wide range of King's services, from the Emergency Department to Oncology, Maternity, Neurosurgery, Haematology and Orthopaedics. I worked for the Department of Health for over 35 years, and I plan to combine my professional and personal interests and my experience to support King's in providing the best possible services for the community.
Lindsay Batty-Smith - Southwark
With over 40 years working in the health service, I had a terrific career at King's spanning 25 years in Radiography and latterly in Safeguarding and Learning Difficulties. I know the hospital well from the point of view of a patient, an ex-member of staff, a volunteer, a member of the Southwark community, a past Chair and current external member of the King's LGBTQ+ network.
I have always been a keen supporter of best practice, having experience of working for CHI and the Healthcare Commission and writing radiographic policy. I hope to be a bridge between policy makers and delivery of service to make a difference to staff and patients at the centre of our care.
To contact a governor please email kch-tr.FTO@nhs.net