We are looking for new Trustees to join our Board. This is an exciting time for Education for Health as we undergo an organisational development programme to create a flexible, dynamic organisation building on our reputation for high quality education for Health Care Professionals. Please visit our Vacancies page to find out more…

Professor Ursula Gallagher

Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice – Nursing Lead (London) at the Care Quality Commission, in 2017 Ursula was appointed a Fellow of The Queen’s Nursing Institute. Ursula was previously the Governing Body Nurse and the Director of Quality and Patient Safety for Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon CCGs. Prior to this she worked as a Director of Quality and Clinical Governance for more than 20 years.

She has worked at a national level leading work on Safeguarding and Clinical Leadership. In 2009 she co-led the support unit for the Prime Minister’s Commission in the Future of Nursing and Midwifery, which published its report ‘Frontline Care’ in March 2010.

Ursula has worked in a variety of clinical settings especially in the field of cardiorespiratory care and still works in clinical practice mostly with patients with long term respiratory disease. Ursula’s  other  interests  include  professional  leadership,  workforce  and  role  development,  developing  new organisational forms for care delivery and involving patients in service re-design.

Ursula was a member of the Clinical Advisory Panel for the King’s Fund Inquiry into the Quality of General Practice in England, and is a member of the Department of Health Payment by Results Clinical Advisory Group. She is also Visiting Professor in Primary Care Leadership at Buckinghamshire New University.

Dr Robert Angus

Robert is a Consultant Physician at University Hospital Aintree specialising in Respiratory Disease. He has a range of expertise but has a particular interest in Asthma Management and champions this within the North West of England.

Robert is passionate about respiratory care and improving outcomes for respiratory patients. He has been instrumental in numerous respiratory services being developed including for example, ACTRITE, an early supported discharge scheme and the NIV unit within the hospital.

He has been involved in the development and review of various guidelines to support practice both nationally and internationally.

Rob Strange OBE FCIB C.Dir. FIoD HonFIOSH
Vice Chair

Rob StrangeRob Strange OBE is a Chartered Director and a Fellow of the Chartered  Institute of Bankers. After a successful career in the personal banking sector, he spent twelve years as CEO, and as a Trustee, of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the world’s largest chartered professional membership body of its kind.

He was awarded the OBE in the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours List and he retired from his full time CEO role in early 2013, since when he has taken on a number of Trustee and Non-Executive Director positions, including with Education for Health. He is Deputy Chair of Greensleeves Care Trust, and chairs their Finance and Audit Committee.  Rob has recently taken up the role of interim CEO at The British Acupuncture Council. Rob is married, has two married children, four grandchildren, soon to be five, and he lives in Leicestershire.

Dr Jonathan Shapiro MA (Cantab), MB, ChB, MRCGP
Former Chairman

Jonathan Shapiro

Jonathan Shapiro is a consultant and senior academic who uses his extensive experience of healthcare to offer strategic advice and practical solutions to a wide variety of health care organisations both in the UK and abroad. He brings to this role the skills learned over the years as a qualified doctor, a University academic, the clinical lead of the UK branch of a multi-national corporation, and the Chair of a large UK Mental Health Trust.

Jonathan’s interests have always centred on a whole system approach to the analysis and improvement of healthcare.  His work explores the organisational and professional boundaries that obstruct the delivery of holistic care. In particular, he excels at working across the levels of client organisations, helping them to understand their strategic problems, and then to develop constructive, innovative, sustainable plans.

As well as contributing to numerous conferences each year, Jonathan writes regularly and contributes to journals (both professional and scientific) and books as well as producing more in-depth reports of his work.

Gary Parkinson
Board Member 

Gary ParkinsonAfter starting his career as PE teacher he left education and became a Logistics Officer in the British Army. Gary held several senior logistics and operational roles in FMCG businesses with a strong retail focus. These included roles with UK supply chain and logistics businesses. He has also held Board-level operational roles in high volume manufacturing and production businesses, both in the UK and overseas, within the beverage and household consumable sectors.

More recently Gary has been a Divisional MD within equipment hire firm Speedy plc and worked at Executive Board level for Peel Airports Group before joining Peel Ports Group, where he is responsible for procurement and management of the Group assets as well as heading up a major Change programme across the Group. He has always had an interest in Education and was a trustee for REUK for 4 years before joining the board of Education for Health.

Gary lives in Cheshire with his wife and black Labrador and has two grown up sons; a climber based in Leeds and a physiotherapist studying in Sheffield.

Board of trustees – downloadable PDF