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Governor Profile

Linda Pepper

Berwick

Linda lives in Berwick.  She has a lifetime's experience in the public sector, especially with the NHS, adult education, regeneration projects and Sure Start Children's Centres. 

Linda has a wide experience of facilitating patient and public involvement in the NHS, both at national strategic and at local levels. She stepped down from being a lay member on the  Independent Reconfiguration Panel (which advises the Secretary of State on contested health service reconfigurations).  She was a lay member on National Cancer Advisory Group (NCAG), and a patient representative on NICE Early Breast Cancer Guideline update. She was a member of  Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Women’s Network until Spring 2017 and remains a lay assessor for the College on Invited Reviews,  as well as a lay examiner in the College’s exams.  She sat on the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Council whilst  with the RCOG. She continues to be a lay member on Medicines Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Women’s Health Expert Advisory group, and is the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Editor for the sexual health Journal BMJ SRH.  Locally, Linda  is a member of her GP Practice Patient Participation Panel, and local Healthwatch. As a governor she is keen to work with others in relation to ensuring the best possible services for patients in the new Berwick hospital.

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