A woman from Marston Moretaine has been appointed as a lay member to Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (BCCG) governing body.
Alison Borrett, branch manager at Waitrose in Ampthill, fills the second lay member role on the body, working alongside GPs and executive directors and her appointment is for three years.
Alison has been appointed as patient and public lead member, ensuring that public and patients’ views are heard and their expectations understood.
Alison has worked in a number of senior retail management roles throughout her career.
She said: “I am delighted to have joined the clinical commissioning group. The NHS is close to my heart, having used a range of local services for over 20 years. I am excited that my skills and experience of working in a co-owned organisation, such as John Lewis Partnership, can be used to assist the group in its commissioning planning for the local population, and in particular advising and supporting its patient and public engagement.”
Steve Hone, lay chair for BCCG, said: “Lay members are a valuable asset to our governing body and I am delighted Alison has been appointed to this role. Her extensive experience of working across retail will be invaluable in all aspects of our work.
“In particular, her knowledge and expertise in using the voice of the public in developing her stores will support our engagement work and assure the governing body that the voice of the local population is heard.”