Appointed Governors

CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) governors - Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG

Nick Ware

Nickware160Nick trained as a GP in Bath.

He became a GP partner immediately afterwards and has worked ever since in Calne.

Over that last 15 years he has regularly used GWH as his local hospital.

As well as being a partner, he also supervises junior doctors both in specialist training and foundation level.

On 1 April, Nick became the Locality Healthcare professional on the governing body of the newly formed BSW CCG.

Outside Medicine his 3 young sons keep him busy, somewhat limiting his other hobbies of skiing and coaching sport.

Amanda Webb

Amandawebb160Amanda trained at both Cambridge and Oxford University, before qualifying as a GP in 2012 and joining Westrop Medical Practice in 2014.

She has specialist clinical interests in paediatrics and women's health, and is involved in medical education, both as a GP trainer and teaching medical students.

Amanda has a particular interest in GP retention and career development and founded the national Phoenix GP Programme.

She was previously a member of the Governing Body of Swindon CCG as well as Clinical Director for the Brunel 1 Primary Care Network before taking on the role of Swindon Locality Clinical Chair for BSW CCG.

She believes in a health and care system which empowers our population, mobilises our communities and addresses the causes of illness and social determinants of health.

As Locality Clinical Lead and as a Governor, she aims to build on the partnership across health and care services to enable whole system working and truly integrated care.

Local authority governor - Swindon Borough Council

Brian Ford

Brian FordAppointed 24 November 2016

Brian is now retired but previously he ran his own independent financial advisory company

He has lived in Wroughton for 39 years but comes originally from Marlborough.

He served on Wroughton Parish Council for eight years and has been a Wroughton Borough Councillor for the last 31 years.

He has served on nearly every committee of Swindon Borough Council and was Mayor in 1998/1999.

After being deputy leader of the Borough Council he served for 12 years on the Police Authority as Vice Chairman and is presently the Cabinet Member for Adult Health & Social Care.

Brian is an enthusiastic if not skilled golf player, likes good wine and enjoys travel - especially to Spain.

Prospect Hospice governor

Jennifer Seavor

Jenniferseavor160Jennifer Seavor became the Prospect Hospice appointed Governor in 2021.

She has been a trustee at Prospect Hospice summer 2019.

Professionally, Jennifer is a solicitor and Partner at Royds Withy King, specialising in civil litigation.

Jennifer represents people who have developed mesothelioma, an incurable cancer usually caused by exposure to asbestos and other asbestos related diseases such as lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening.

She also represents the families of people who have lost loved ones to these illnesses.

Jennifer set up the Swindon and Wiltshire Asbestos Support Group and hosts an annual memorial day each July in Queens Park to mark national Action Mesothelioma Day, which is also aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of exposure to asbestos.

She's passionate about the importance of personalised and excellent palliative care, and many of her clients have benefited from care and support provided by GWH and Prospect Hospice.

Originally from Cumbria, Jennifer moved to Swindon from Reading in 2017 and lives in Old Town with her partner.

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