Gillian is the lay member for Patient and Public Engagement, providing assurance that public and patients are involved at all stages of the commissioning process. Gillian is a former Human Resources Director and currently advises boards and executive teams in implementing business change. A Loughborough resident, Gillian is Healthwatch Leicestershire’s former Vice Chair and currently sits on the NHS England Clinical Reference Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. She has also represented patients on the NHS England Quality and Clinical Risk Committee. Gillian brings professional experience of the local and national health economies to the role, as well as personal experience as a patient carer.