Dr Linda Patterson OBE – Chair
Dr Patterson has strong clinical leadership experience in both community and hospital settings, specialising in care for older people, and 25 years working in board level roles.
Alongside her clinical practice, she has held NHS leadership positions at both a local and national level, including Medical Director at Burnley Health Care NHS Trust, Medical Director for the Commission for Health Improvement, now the Care Quality Commission, and Clinical Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians.
Dr Patterson’s former roles include Non-Executive Director for the National Patient Safety Agency, with responsibilities including equality and diversity, and a Board member for the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership. She was also Chair of a national NHS England Patient Safety Expert Group. A former Trustee of the Alzheimer’s Society charity, her experience includes Non-Executive Director of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
Alongside her Board role, Dr Patterson is doing clinical advisory work both in the UK and internationally, and is a commissioner for the independent think tank, the Health Devolution Commission, looking at ways to join up health and social care, whilst considering the social factors that impact on health.