I am a Professor of Practice in Hepatology at Imperial College London and an NHS Consultant Physician at Imperial College Heathcare NHS Trust.I also have two disabled daughters, one at St Ann’s; and one currently at Mandeville and likely to need St Ann’s in the future.
Hence, as a parent, I understand the needs of children at St Ann’s, and their families. As a full-time NHS Consultant (specialty Gastroenterology/Liver Disease) in West London I believe I am well placed to help St Ann’s navigate the ongoing reconfiguration happening with NHS services in our area, which may impact the healthcare provisions of special needs children.
I believe I really understand the health needs of the children during these turbulent times. As a Parent Governor at St Ann’s, I want to develop a greater understanding how the school works, to learn about the challenges it faces and to see if I could contribute, in any way, to helping St Ann’s face these challenges