Appointment: October 2013 to September 2019
Dr Linda Patterson OBE lives in Hebden Bridge and was a consultant physician in general and geriatric medicine. She worked in clinical practice at the East Lancashire Hospitals Trust. She has been a clinical director, and has been at Board level for over 20 years as a Trust Medical Director, and the medical director of the first NHS regulator of quality, the Commission for Health Improvement (now the Care Quality Commission). She has also been a Non-Executive director for the National Patient Safety Agency. She was Clinical Vice-President of the Royal College of Physicians 2010-13 and is a Trustee of the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) which oversees the national clinical audits. She is passionate about improving quality of care, particularly using patient experiences to drive up quality. Linda chairs the Quality Committee.