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Four new trustees join The Point of Care Foundation

25 April 2018

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of four new trustees to our board:

  • Peter Homa, Chair of the NHS Leadership Academy
  • Donna Green, Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nikki Marsh, Director of Customer and Digital at Leeds Building Society
  • Joe Gannon, Independent Advisor on Healthcare and Digital Health

The appointments increase the board, chaired by Sir Adrian Montague, non-executive chairman of Aviva, to ten trustees.

The Point of Care Foundation works to improve care by helping clinicians see the care they provide through patients’ eyes. It also supports staff wellbeing through Schwartz Rounds, a unique forum that enables NHS workers to deal with the emotional and psychological challenges of their work. A third strand of its activity is a professional network for Heads of Patient Experience.

Jocelyn Cornwell, chief executive of The Point of Care Foundation, commented:

“We are delighted to welcome new trustees to our expanded board. We are working with a growing number of healthcare organisations across the UK and internationally, and as our activities grow it is great to be able to call on the diverse skills and experiences of our trustees.”

Peter Homa said: I am delighted to join the Point of Care Foundation as a trustee. I have always admired the Foundation’s work. The Foundation supports those caring for patients and service users in ways that enrich their practice and helps bring about a brighter future for all.”

Donna Green said: “At this time more than ever, the Point of Care Foundation plays a really important role in using an evidence base to develop strategies and offer support to staff and users of the service.”

Nikki Marsh said: “Through my own experiences of supporting close family members and friends receiving healthcare, I have seen what a difference positive experiences make to their recovery or dealing with the ongoing repercussions.”

Joe Gannon said: “After a career working to improve health and care services I was immediately attracted to the simplicity of the Point of Care Foundation’s mission – ‘Making health care more human for staff and patients’. I’m looking forward to contributing to this mission in my new role as trustee.”

 

Notes:

About The Point of Care Foundation

The Point of Care Foundation is an independent charity working to improve patients’ experience of care.

We help healthcare professionals to see their care through patients’ eyes, empathise with their experiences, and make improvements. We also support people working in healthcare to cope with the emotional and psychological challenges their work presents, because the best patient care is only possible when healthcare staff’s wellbeing is supported. We operate through three programmes: the Sweeney programme, which provides training in quality improvement techniques based on patient experience and co-design; our Heads of Patient Experience (HOPE) network; and provision of training for Schwartz Rounds in the UK and Ireland.

The Foundation recently hosted an event on ‘Making Healthcare More Human’, which highlighted the similarities in experiences of patients and staff, and looked for ways to create conditions for NHS staff to deliver the patient-centred care they aspire to.