The review Panel

We have established a specialist panel, chaired by Lord Ashdown, a Vice President of St. Margaret's, and made up of some of the leading experts in palliative care and community services, including two of the UK's national charities Macmillan Cancer Care and palliative care charity Marie Curie.

We have engaged a wide range of representative voices from the community, from doctors and health managers to patients and the Church. Each panel member has a connection with palliative care in the county.


  • Rt Hon Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon

    Rt Hon Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, GCMG KBE PC and St. Margaret's Hospice Vice President
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Panel members

  • Jennifer Board

    Chair of Trustees, St. Margaret's Hospice
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  • Ann Lee

    CEO, St. Margaret's Hospice
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  • Dr Chris Absolon

    Palliative Care and GP Patient Safety Lead, Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
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  • Canon Ian Ainsworth-Smith

    Adviser on Healthcare Chaplaincy, Diocese of Bath and Wells
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  • Ann Anderson

    Director of Clinical and Collaborative Commissioning, Somerset CCG
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  • Glynis Atherton

    CEO Hospicecare, Exeter
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  • Sue Babey

    Sue's younger sister had cancer for 17 years, the last 12 months of which were spent in the care of St. Margaret's Community Team and Taunton Inpatient Unit, where she died in May 2015
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  • Jane Barrie

    Chair, Education South West
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  • Professor Charles Brook

    Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology and former Trustee
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  • Maggie Crowe

    Regional Development Manager, Macmillan Cancer Care
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  • Dr Andrew Dayani

    Medical Director, Somerset Partnership
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  • Carol Dight

    Director, Alamac Nursing, which helps health and social care teams deliver safer patient care and improve performance
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  • Jonathan Higman

    Director of Strategic Development, Yeovil District Hospital
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  • Professor Alan Hooper

    Fellow, Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter Business School
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  • Angela Hunt

    A former nurse, Angela cared for both her mother who had a series of strokes and her husband, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Both died in 2001.
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  • Gary Kingman

    Senior Supported Housing Development Office, Taunton Deane District Council
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  • Dr Gareth O'Rourke

    Strategic Manager, Adult Social Care, Somerset County Council
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  • Tom MacConnell

    Consultant Cardiologist, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
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  • Andrew Wilson-Mouasher

    Divisional General Manager, Marie Curie
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  • Reverend Tim Treanor

    Team Rector, Wellington and District Ministry
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  • John Davies

    CEO, Dorothy House Hospice, Bath
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  • Rob England

    IT designer behind the Crosscare system used in 60 UK hospices
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  • Dr Karen Wilson

    Director, Healthbox360, which helps people with a long term illness with medically backed online programmes and products.
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  • Hayley Peters

    Acting Director of Nursing at Somerset NHS Trust
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  • Christina Gray

    Public Health
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  • Dr Alison Grove

    Trustee and Member of the Clinical Quality & Education Committee
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  • Matt Smith

    St. Margaret's Head of Marketing and Communications
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  • Joy Milliken

    St. Margaret's Hospice Clinical Director
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  • Ann Fulton

    St. Margaret's Hospice Chair of Staff Council
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  • Hilary McKegney

    St. Margaret's Hospice Director of Governance
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  • Iona Brimson

    Senior Commissioning Officer in Adults and Health, Somerset County Council
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  • Ruth Burnhill

    Director of Nursing at Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, Dorset
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  • Dr Ian Kelham

    Porlock GP
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  • Eddie Farwell

    Co-Founder and CEO, Children's Hospice South West
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  • Robert Parsons

    St. Margaret's Director of Retail
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  • Julia Poulton

    St. Margaret's Head of Fundraising
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  • Marisa Lovell-Fox

    St. Margaret's Trust and Major Donor Manager
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  • Jackie Jones

    St. Margaret's Head of HR
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  • Sabina Goodman

    St. Margaret's Temporary Finance Director
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  • Sue Balcombe

    Director of Nursing and Patient Safety, SOMPAR
  • Marcus Fysh

    MP for Yeovil
  • Debbie Rigby

    Deputy Director of Quality Safety and Governance, Somerset CCG
  • Charles Davis

    Lead Palliative Care Consultant
  • Niki Gowen

    Cancer, Oncology, Haematology and Palliative Care Manager, YDH
  • Nick Middleton

    St. Margaret's IT Director

Project Support

  • Kate Sutor

    St. Margaret's Hospice Project Manager
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  • Lyn Crecy

    St. Margaret's Hospice Research Assistant
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  • Gemma Tuckett

    St. Margaret's Hospice Admin Support