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Karen Swaffield

Karen SwaffieldKaren is passionate about the NHS and patient and public involvement in all public committees and groups, at all levels. She is an advocate for marginalised and disadvantaged groups with a background in education, training and development. Karen has experience of caring, dementia, learning disability, ASD, ADHD and life-limiting disease.

Her lay partner roles include:

  • Management board member, NIHR CLAHRC Oxford (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care)
  • Trustee, Healthwatch West Berkshire
  • Lay partner, Appraisal and Revalidation, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Medical centre patient participation group and area patient panel
  • Public representative, NHS Improvement/patient safety
  • Berkshire West Public Engagement Forum
  • Suicide Prevention Forum
  • Member, Patient experience oversight group, Thames Valley and Milton Keynes
  • University of Reading Physician Associate interview panel
  • Member of various research review panels; Cancer Research UK, University Oxford
  • Q Community – Oxford AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative
  • Leading Together programme learning disability advisory group member

Project: Local health bulletin

Collaborator: Paul Durrands

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