Wai Ha Lam
Wai Ha is the Development Officer for the Lambeth PPG Network. Her main role is to support PPGs and practices to develop their PPGs. She has been with the Network from the start. Wai Ha has been a community worker for over 30 years in various supportive sectors.
Cheryl is the Network’s Communications and Operational Support Officer. Her role includes supporting the board, providing administrative support at meetings and events, supporting the work of the Development Officer, maintaining the Network office and responsible for producing the Network’s communications.
Our Board is made up of PPG members who bring a diverse range of skills, experience, patient focused understanding and interest to the organisation and running of the charity.
Sandra is currently the Chair of the Valley Road Patient Participation Group and became chair of the Network’s Board in December 2015. Sandra has worked within and supported the voluntary and community sector for most of her working life and currently works part-time for a well known grant funder. Her background in strategic planning and working with both statutory and non-statutory providers adds to her understanding of the primary care landscape.
Nicola has been an active and visible member of the Network since its earliest inception in 2011. She is the chair of her Patient Participation Group at Clapham Park and Co Vice-Chair of the Network’s board. Nicola is a retired NHS worker who has always been an active within the community, including being part of the Lambeth Local Involvement Network (now Healthwatch Lambeth) a vocal member of the Southwark and Lambeth Strategic Partnership and Citizens’ Forum.
Patricia Ross is a retired community worker who worked for many years supporting voluntary organisations with their financial management. She brings her experience as a treasurer of voluntary organisations and of her local Unison branch. She has an understanding of managing an organisation’s finances, which enhances the work of the board and provide us with financial guidance.
Priscilla is a retired parliamentary official and chair of Hurley Clinic Patient Participation Group (PPG). She became involved with her own PPG about seven years ago, initially out of interest, but having had experience of caring for an elderly relative and managing both visual and hearing impairments, understood at first hand some of the issues and concerns patients faced, but seemed unable to do anything about.
Sharon works in the NHS and has been a PPG member for a number of years. She has a passion for partnership working, making sure patients have a say in the decisions relating to their health. Sharon works with people with long term conditions, empowering them to take control and play an active role in their health and wellbeing.
Elaine Fogg is a freelance journalist and published reporter, who has been a member of her PPG for two years. For the past 18 months she has been a regular member of the Network’s Communications sub group and has been instrumental in developing, producing and editing our bi-monthly newsletter.
Gareth Julian is a barrister, with a wide range of experience of being a committee member both locally and overseas. He is keen for PPGs to understand and focus on the reality of the financial constraints being faced within the health sector and how they can assist and support clinicians and commissioners.
Rashmi Agrawal brings many years experience of working in both the public and private sectors having worked with local authorities, schools, community groups and charities. His professional background in operational planing and finance management will complement the board’s skills.