Clinical Senate Council

Patient representative

A former mental health nurse and adult education tutor, Mandy has been helping her son to manage his Cystic Fibrosis for the past 17 years. She first became involved in Patient and Public Involvement work as a lay member on a Clinical Reference Group for Cystic Fibrosis. Over the past 4 years Mandy has become an active campaigner for the co-production of health and social care services, person-centred care, shared decision making, and self-management of long term conditions. As a member of the Co-Production Team with the Coalition for Collaborative Care, Mandy has contributed to the design and co-production of many projects, including The Reading Well scheme. Mandy has also served as an Expert by Experience on NHS England’s Five Year Forward View People and Communities Board, helping to co-design the ‘six principles for engaging people and communities’. Mandy is an active member of The Q Community (The Health Foundation). Her work has included co-convening the Special Interest Group in Coproduction, contributing to the QLab project on Peer Support; chairing tweet chats. As a member of the East Midlands Patient and Public Involvement Senate, Mandy has co-designed and delivered training in Coproduction. She is also a public contributor on a research panel with the National Institute for Health Research.