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70 Gregories Road
Beaconsfield
Bucks, HP9 1PS
Elm Road, Penn
Bucks, HP10 8LQ

Members

Gill Markham (Chairman)

Gill Markham2I have over 30 years experience working in consultancy and international healthcare companies, in the field of public policy, public relations and communications working. I led change in the industry trade associations, and worked at an international level across multiple Regions developing relationships in many countries involved in the healthcare industry, often related to fighting for increased funding for high – tech medicines and vaccines. I trained affiliates on issues and crisis management so they could be effective in their market and built a network of communication and public affairs colleagues across the European countries, Australia and the major markets in Latin America, enabling them deliver the regional programmes at a local level.

I was a Trustee of Barretstown from 2000 to 2009, a European based charity that supports families of children who have been seriously ill, I was also a School Governor for Royal Grammar School High Wycombe, Bucks from 2000 to 2011. Initially serving on the fundraising committee before serving on the Board of Governors, and taking on chair of personnel committee for 2 years; then invited to be a Trustee on the RGS Charitable Board of Trustees 2009 - 2014.

I joined the PPG to offer my communication skills and background working in the healthcare industry and look forward to an ongoing contribution.

Paul Henry (Vice Chairman) 

Paul Henry NewWith a background in Marketing and Business Improvement, I bring experience as a patient involvement advocate, gained as Lead Governor of at Heatherwood & Wexham Park NHS Foundation Trust and now at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, a client involvement role at Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group and as a Patient Leader with NHS England.

A long-time resident of Beaconsfield, previous Town Mayor and client of the Simpson Centre for over 25 years I am passionate about both the NHS and the role of clients/patients in the development of services within an NHS context.

I hope to contribute the already successful operation of the Simpson Centre and Penn Surgery through the further development of services, the inclusion of the Client Voice in decision making and constant improvement in communication with and from clients.

Sandra Hale (Secretary)

Sandra HaleAfter graduating from university, I worked as a computer programmer in London and then California. I have lived in Tylers Green since 1994. My three children attended the village schools. As my children grew up, my parents’ health deteriorated. I spent considerable time helping them to cope; first of all with my father’s Parkinson’s disease and dementia, and then later with my mother’s two bouts of cancer. Penn Surgery has supported my family through momentous times, including emergency hospital admissions and end-of-life care at home. I was able to fulfil my mother’s wish for me to look after her in her own home during her final days.

I am Secretary of Penn and Tylers Green Morning WI.

Deborah Sanders

Deborah Saunders2Deborah Sanders has lived in Beaconsfield for 30 years and has been involved with many community groups. Over the last 14 years she has been involved with a number of patient involvement groups including the PPI forum, Bucks Link and currently Healthwatch Bucks. Deborah works part time as a radiographer in local hospitals.

Spare time hobbies include travel and collecting textiles.

Christine Nisbet

Christine Nesbit2I have lived, together with my husband Richard, in the village for 46 years and am generally known round and about for my (our) involvement for the past 29 years, with the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home. More recently helped set up the Wycombe Winter Night Shelter (now Wycombe Homeless Connection). Fund-raising being a big part of the Nisbet world for these charities. Our son went to the village schools and he, together with his wife and two sons, lives in the village, so you could say we are a local family.

We do not attend a local church, as we have been members of Union Baptist Church, High Wycombe, since moving from Sussex to Buckinghamshire in 1959. Three years ago a new Morning WI started in the village and I am the present President of that happy and thriving institute. I happily served on the village Jubilee Committee and the two village WIs' organised and ran at "Tea Dance" which was greatly appreciated by all who attended. I am often identified by the fact that I walk two Shelties (dogs) around the area. It is a privilege to be part of the P.P.G and I look forward to meeting more village people through that organisation.

Peter Wheeler

Peter Wheeler

I have lived in Penn for the last thirty years and my family have been patients of Penn Surgery for many of those years. It’s now time to give something back to the village and supporting the work of the surgeries will give me an opportunity to use my specific skills.

I have specialised in noise and hearing for most of my career, being director of a research group at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at Southampton University, director of Racal Acoustics, based in Buckinghamshire, then Professor of Applied Acoustics and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Salford University.

I was able to provide advice to the MOD, and my noise-cancelling headsets are in use in the RAF and Army.

Locally, I have been chairman of the trustees of the British Tinnitus Association and Chairman of the Chepping Wycombe Parish Council. At the same time advisor to, and former President of, my professional institution – the Institute of Acoustics, based in St Albans.

I am very much looking forward to working with the patient group in Penn and Beaconsfield.

David Bennett

David BennettI’ve spent most of my career in the pharmaceuticals sector working mainly with medical education, medications adherence, guidelines and policy development, and patient group liaison.

I’m now more retired than active but undertake some consultancy work, with a particular focus on rare diseases. Voluntary activities include Crisis at Christmas and helping patient support groups I’ve become involved with professionally over the years (Turner syndrome, Ectodermal Dysplasia). With time on my hands I’m looking to contribute in areas that both interest me and will benefit others.

Clare Warnett

Clare-Warnett.jpgHaving grown up in Jordans, I moved away from Buckinghamshire at 18 and spent 16 years living in Southampton and then London. Now married, with two young children, we decided to move out from the city and chose Beaconsfield to make our new home.

I worked for 10 years in the City, managing the payment and settlement operations for a multinational Clearing House. I enjoyed working with my team to improve procedures and developing systems to reduce operational risk and increase productivity. After the birth of my second child I decided to take an extended career break and am enjoying time supporting my children through their early school life.

Tony Glynn (Treasurer)

Tony GlynnAfter leaving the NHS in the north of England, I moved to the local area and commenced a career in the Medical Equipment Industry.
Initially in Sales and Marketing with Johnson and Johnson, and then in General Management, with geographic responsibility in the UK and abroad, working for international innovative companies at the forefront of investigative techniques.
I was fortunate to be involved in the introduction of many new products and procedures in the UK and overseas.
My responsibilities involved liaising with clinical, technical and commercial personnel in the fields of general medicine and surgery, Cardiology, Urology, Sterilisation methods, (Gamma ray, Ethylene oxide gas, steam autoclaves etc), devices for ambulatory monitoring (e.g. heart, blood pressure, respiration etc) and surgical dressings and IV equipment.
As well as with Government officials in Europe, the Middle East, South America and the Far East.
 
A long time resident in the Beaconsfield area and on the patient register of both Penn and the Simpson Centre surgeries for over 40 years, I have always had a keen interest in matters of health and hope as a member of the PPG committee team, to make a contribution which will benefit all.

Emma Mcphee

Emma McpheeI have a long history growing up in a family who practiced medicine. My father was a GP, my mother a Nurse and my elder brother is the Professor of General Practice at the University of Cambridge, also the Director of the MRC Epidemiology Unit and the CEDAR research institute.

After graduating from Portsmouth University with a degree in Geography, I myself embarked on a career within IT and Marketing in the City, before beginning the rewarding career of bringing up three children, who are 14, 11 and 8 and my lovely golden retriever Monty, who is 4. Each child is unique and I love supporting them through all that growing up brings.

Having now lived in the village for over 12 years with my husband Martin, it was time to become more active in the community and I am really excited to join the PPG where I can offer my experience in Communications, Marketing, IT and Motherhood to make an ongoing contribution.
 
In my spare time hobbies include yoga, tennis and chauffeur for my three children.