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

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.


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. Rob has recently taken up the role of CEO at The Association for Project Safety. Rob is married, has two married children and four grandchildren, and he lives in Leicestershire.


Professor Ursula Gallagher
Board Member

Ursula GallagherDeputy 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.


Gavin Johnstone
Board Member 

Gavin Johnstone

Gavin is an entrepreneur operating in the healthcare sector. His current venture Hunter Healthcare is the fastest growing provider of executive talent to the healthcare sector.  Gavin began his career working with pharmaceutical companies, before launching HCC (Healthcare Conferences). HCC (Healthcare Conferences) was launched in 2004 and quickly became a leading exhibition and conference producer in the healthcare sector. Events included Primary Care LIVE and Managing Long Term Conditions. Primary Care LIVE was launched to national acclaim in 2007, being shortlisted for the event industries representative body, the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) award ‘Best Launch Show’.

At the point of ownership the events attracted more than 6,000 healthcare professionals. In 2009 HCC was acquired by EMAP, the business-to-business multiplatform media group owned by APAX partners and The Guardian Media Group.  He also has commercial interests in Wound Care Today and the Journal of Community Nursing.

Gavin lives in the Cotswolds with his wife, two sons, two horses and a dog. Interests outside of work include: country sports, art, food and property.


Dr Stephen Holmes MMedSci, MBChB, FRCGP, DRCOG
Board Member

Stephen HolmesSteve has been a general practitioner since 1989 working for more than a decade close to Skipton, and since 2002 in Shepton Mallet. He has a range of experience and skills to support the trustee board of Education for Health.

He contributes experience in medical education (as a GP trainer for specialist training, GP tutor for post specialist education and interprofessional learning and over the last seven years as an Associate Postgraduate Dean more recently for Health Education England (South West).

Steve has been a member of the RCGP Council since 2006 and has served on a variety of committees, boards and working parties within the RCGP including  revalidation, international, clinical innovations, GP  with  specialist interest, essential knowledge updates, clinical champions.

He has been involved in health service development locally, regionally and nationally in a general practice and more specific respiratory capacity for the last 15 years including work at board level and in patient safety leadership in PCG, PCT and more recently CCG. He has also been involved in Smoke Free South West regionally and has five years’ experience as a regional (South West) clinical respiratory lead with two specialist colleagues. Steve was a co-founder and co-chair of IMPRESS a collaborative aimed at supporting clinical commissioning in respiratory.

Steve has chaired the British Lung Foundation regional board since 2007 – and has been an active member of the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (previous chair and leadership lead, current education lead) and the British Thoracic Society (education committee, Asthma Specialist Advisory Group, Asthma Guideline Group and Mesothelioma Guideline Group).

He has been involved in a wide range of teaching ventures (with more than 1000 hours of lecture / facilitation experience at a regional and national level as well as outside the UK). He has published more than 150 articles.


Jane E Scullion BA (Hons) RGN MSc
Board Member

Jane ScullionJane has been a registered nurse since 1986 working for the University Hospitals of Leicester in a variety of roles both clinical and managerial and since 2000 as a Respiratory Nurse Consultant. She also worked for nine years in a primary care clinical and now is a bank custody nurse for Leicestershire police and an expert nurse for Apex Health. Jane has a wide range of knowledge, experience and skills with which to  support the trustee board of Education for Health.

Jane is an Honorary Lecturer at De Montfort University contributing to undergraduate and post graduate teaching and she has been involved in a wide range of teaching and facilitation ventures locally, regionally and nationally including Israel and Japan.

At a local level Jane works with local CCGs to develop respiratory services and is one of the local leads on the Better Care Together Programme.

Regionally Jane has been a Respiratory Clinical lead for over six years and sits on the regional Senate and on the monitoring board for regional oxygen services provision.

Previous Chair of the RCN Respiratory Nurses Jane functions as an RCN NICE advisor, she also chaired the BTS Nurse Group and was awarded the 2010 BTS meritorious award for services to the BTS. She has been involved in guideline development for NICE and took part in the National Review of asthma deaths (NRAD). Jane has a long standing working relationship with the British Lung Foundation being a member of the regional board.

Trustee positions include the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK and formerly for Respiratory Education UK so she has experience of the trustee role. Jane has authored and/or co-authored seven books and has published more than 175 articles.


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.

Dr Robert Angus
Board Member

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.

Board of trustees – downloadable PDF