Fiona worked for thirty years in publishing and Higher Education, mostly at the Open University. A kidney cancer patient since 2001, she’s had a lot of surgery, most recently a Whipple’s surgery for pancreatic mets in 2011, and she finally retired in 2012. She now has iatrogenic Diabetes (like T1, but caused surgically). She accidentally got involved in the NHS as a patient rep, locally, regionally and nationally. She is Co-Chair of the East of England Citizen Senate; a member of the Specialised Urology (Cancer) CRG, and works with NHS England on a number of initiatives. She’s particularly interested in 7-day Services and patient-centred care, and has spoken on these subjects in numerous places, including at the NHSE AGM She has helped to design and develop NHS Citizen, chaired the Wheelchair Services Summit with David Nicholson, and is part of the Coalition for Collaborative Care.
She also plays wheelchair basketball, with the most enormous enthusiasm.