The idea of Health Pledge came to Ingrid on the train home from presenting at a conference in London. She had just seen an inspirational talk by Pollyanna Jones. Pollyanna has introduced “NHS Change Day”. This is an opportunity for NHS staff to pledge to do something differently to improve the service they provide to patients.
Ingrid thought……………….“Why don’t we set up something similar at our GP practice so that patients can pledge to do something differently to improve their health”………..Then of course she realised that it wasn’t just about patients at the practice but the whole community!!!
Ingrid has presented at many national conferences to promote patients’ rights to their information. She passionately believes that patients will only have the best health outcomes with access to good quality information and supportive health professionals.
As Principal Lecturer in Nursing at Manchester Metropolitan University Jacqui brings her expertise to the campaign and was also instrumental in getting the support of MMU for the campaign.
As secretary to Thornley House PPG Marilyn brings her organisational skills and contacts to the team, keeping us on track.
Dominic runs Matley Software, a small company specialising in Information Technology. He designed, built and hosts the Health Pledge website.