Thank you and farewell to Trustees

8th May 2018

Education for Health has said thank you and farewell to three valued Trustees. Gavin Johnstone, Jane Scullion and Dr Steve Holmes all stepped down from their roles on the Board in April.

Jane and Steve, who joined the charity when it merged with Respiratory Education UK (REUK) three years ago, had come to the end of their term of office.

Gavin resigned due to increased business commitments.

He said: “Education for Health is a wonderful charity with a clear purpose to improve the lives of people living with long term conditions.  I have enjoyed being a Trustee over the past three years and will continue to support the charity in their mission.

“As our society lives longer, long term conditions will continue to be part of our lives and I firmly believe the role Education for Health can play in supporting healthcare professionals and people living with long term conditions will be significant.”

Jane said she had made many friends during her association with Education for Health.

She explained: “I have had a long and happy association with Education for Health from its early days as the Asthma Training Centre in Stratford, where I got my coveted asthma diploma, to the beautiful Athenaeum where I eventually became a Trustee, making many friends along the way.

“Providing education in my own area of respiratory, and in other chronic diseases, is important and being a Trustee allows a privileged insight into the governance and direction of an important institution that has a special place in many people’s memories.”

Education for Health’s Chief Executive, Dr Linda Edwards, thanked the Trustees for their valued contribution to the charity.

“Gavin, Jane and Steve have generously shared their wide ranging knowledge, expertise and wisdom to help to shape the strategic direction of our charity and ensure sound governance for a number of years,” she said.

“We are hugely grateful to them for the contribution they have made and delighted that they will remain friends of the charity.”