Raj spent 26 years in senior marketing, sales and business development roles in the automotive and luxury good industries before moving into banking. His background has given him a comprehensive understanding of operating across industries, client groups and complex environments. His interest in the Best Patient Outcome Programme originated following personal experience and he is passionate about the continuity of personal care throughout a patient’s care pathway.
As a volunteer over the last ten years Rebecca has been a PPI Forum member and chair. Her other roles have included becoming a Patient Partner (and patient) of the Royal Berkshire Hospital. She cared for her mother who had dementia for eight years. Rebecca is an ‘Enter and View’ representative with Healthwatch, a ‘Dementia Friend’ and an Abbeyfield Dementia Care home activities volunteer. She is curious and interested in the way things work (or don’t!) and a belief that in any organisation there is always room to consider, challenge and improve.
Douglas is a learning and development specialist with a background in the pharmaceutical industry. He campaigns as a patient/carer advocate, is a patient leader at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and is on the board of Healthwatch Reading. Since becoming a lay partner of Oxford AHSN in 2016 Douglas has taken on a number of roles. These include co-chairing the Thames Valley Patient Experience Operational Group, membership of the Thames Valley Patient Experience Oversight Group and facilitating training in PPI workshops.