Staff governors

Chisha McDonaldChisha McDonald

Staff: Allied Health Professionals Scientific and Technical

What do you do?
I joined West Middlesex as Chief Pharmacist in October 2014 and am currently Head of Pharmacy at the West Middlesex site. I have had a long NHS career history and have held various senior positions both in pharmacy and in general management. Having completed my pharmacy degree in Aberdeen, I obtained my MSc at King’s College and later my MBA at Imperial College when I was sponsored by my previous employers who identified me as one of the future leaders.

I started my pharmacy career at the Whittington Hospital in North London, then gradually moved south of the river via Hammersmith Hospital, Lewisham Hospital and Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust.  

I took some time out of pharmacy and worked as associate director in commissioning and led on high level change programmes around demand management and service redesign. I also worked at King’s Health partners AHSN supporting the development of their clinical and patient experience strategy across the four acute hospitals in south east London in partnership with Kings College University.

Why did you become a governor?
I am passionate about the NHS and am a strong believer of the NHS constitution. I believe that anyone who works for the NHS should revisit the constitution as a reminder of what is expected of us as NHS leaders.

As a governor I intend to work with the organisation and represent patients and staff of all groups. I also intend to listen to and support staff in any way that I can.  I will endeavour to work with the organisation to bring about necessary changes that will improve the quality of care provided to our patients as well as create the right environment that will encourage all staff to thrive and work to the best of their ability.

Jodiene Grinham

Staff: Contracted

What do you do?
I joined the transport department at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2010 following an extended break after the birth of my daughter. In my role as Contract Manager I am responsible for the overall provision of non-emergency patient transport at the Trust, as well as the SCBU vehicles and Shuttle Service. On a daily basis my team and I oversee the safe, punctual and caring transport for approximately 130 OPD patients, as well as co-ordinating with the bed management team, discharge team and A&E to assist smooth patient flow.

Why did you become a governor?
I love the values of the Trust and how proud everyone is of the role they play to ensure that each patient has an excellent experience, every time. Being a Staff Governor means that I will be able to better understand, and on occasion influence, ways that we can continue to improve the care, standards and efficiency of the Trust.

Jennifer Parr

Staff: Management

What do you do?
I am currently the Project Manager for the new ICU and NICU reconfiguration work. I have worked in the trust for just over 11 years, originally starting my career as a band 6 nurse in Sexual Health and HIV and working in the amazing John Hunter Clinic. During my time at Chelsea I have moved from clinical roles into management covering a variety of different roles. Chelsea has always given me opportunities to grow and develop as well as discover and embrace new challenges professionally. I have worked within Sexual Health and HIV as a Nurse Practitioner, Clinic Manager, Service Manager and General Manager. I have also worked as an Outpatient Improvement Manager and several years ago worked within the clinical teams in Plastics and Dermatology to develop the new 1st Floor outpatient service that we have today.  I am currently studying an Executive MBA at the Henley Business School which is due to be completed in May 2019. I qualified as a Nurse in 2003 and my first role was on York Ward in Cardiology at the Royal Brompton Hospital. Following that I moved to UCLH as an ED nurse for several years before moving into the world of Sexual Health and HIV.

Why did you become a Governor?
For those who know me they will agree that I love to talk and find out more and learn every day. Becoming a Governor was a natural progression for me and another new challenge. I have always love and respected working at CWFT and they have given me many opportunities that I wish to share in a new forum. Becoming a Governor will allow me to work as a bridge between the Management Teams and the Governors and Patients. I hope that my work as a Governor will be forward thinking and make positive changes. I will contribute to this role and work hard to represent CWFT and the NHS within the ever changing and demanding healthcare environment. It has been a great honour to be appointed as Staff Governor and I am proud to take this role forward.

bio mark nelsonProf Mark Nelson

Staff: Medical and Dental

What do you do?
I am a consultant physician at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Professor of HIV Medicine at Imperial College. I trained at Jesus College, Cambridge and Westminster Hospital medical school from where I qualified in 1986. I worked at the old Westminster and St Stephens hospital until I  was appointed Consultant Physician at this hospital in 1991. I am also the senior tutor at Imperial College School of Medicine where I provide the pastoral care to students in year 1 and 2. I have a large clinical practice with a special interest in HIV in patient care, co-infection with hepatitis B and C and the clinical utility of new antiretroviral agents. I am the newly appointed chair of IAPAC(International Association of Providers of AIDS care) which represents over 25,000 providers of HIV care globally and am the London representative for fast track cities which aims to achieve (and indeed has done) 90 percent of those with HIV diagnosed, 90 percent on treatment of which 90 percent is successful. I have published over 600 peer reviewed papers on HIV and hepatitis. In my spare time I was a keen sportsman particularly football and cricket but now spend more of my time on the more restive, but more competitive, duplicate bridge circuit.

Jacquei Scott

Staff: Nursing and Midwifery

What do you do?
I initially came to West Middlesex University Hospital in 2001, when I began my career as a Macmillan Cancer & Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist. I left in 2004 to gain more experience and confidence in my role, returning in 2012.  I took up the added role of End of Life Care Facilitator in August 2017, targeting the education of the staff, therefore leading to improving the care of patient’s in the last phase of their life, their families and carers. During the total of nine years working at West Middlesex, I feel it’s fair to say, I know and am known by a lot of people in the hospital. I became the carer of my mother in 2007 after she was widowed, and automatically went from being solely a member of staff to also being the Next of Kin and carer of a patient who regularly visited the hospital as an out-patient and in-patient. She died in West Middlesex Hospital just before Christmas 2016, and I can’t thank the staff enough for the care and respect they gave her during the many admissions.

Why did you become a governor?
I am very proud of our hospital and the Trust and would like to use this opportunity to give back to the Trust, using my experiences as a nurse and as a carer to continue being an advocate to our patients and their families, and a voice for my nursing and midwifery colleagues, ensuring the Trust continues to provide the highest quality patient care. It is an honour, and an exciting opportunity for me to represent staff views in the continued shaping of this Trust’s future. It is important that staff feel their opinion is acknowledged and valued in major decisions taken by the Trust, as they are the greatest resource within the NHS.


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