#outoftheshadows – Campaign Partners

#outoftheshadows – Campaign Partners 2019-11-01T10:23:27+00:00

Campaign partners

We are absolutely delighted to be working with valued PPMA friends on this important campaign.  Campaign partners include:

The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) is the representative body for Directors of Public Health (DsPH).  We are very grateful to the ADPH council, who has formally endorsed our campaign.  Over the next months we will be proactively working with our ADPH colleagues.

Some of the work you will see here will include blogs, and information sharing.  Our May PPMA Supplement has recently been shared with Directors of Public Health nationally.  ADPH Vice President Jim McManus is running ten leadership sessions for public health professionals over the next year and will be profiling our campaign at every event.

We will be adding additional updates here on campaign partners shortly, so please do keep an eye out for further updates.

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#outoftheshadows PPMA Ambassador

PPMA is delighted to introduce Helené Donnelly OBE as our PPMA Ambassador for this campaign.

Helené worked in the A&E Department at the NHS Foundation Trust at the heart of what has become known as the ‘Mid-Staffs’ scandal.  Concerned at the state of patient care she raised over 100 complaints.  During her time Helené was physically and verbally threatened and endured a profoundly difficult period in her professional and personal life.

She became a whistleblower and was a key witness at the Stafford Hospital Public Inquiry.  Her evidence contributed to the wide ranging recommendations of the Francis Report.  She is now an ambassador for cultural change at the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust.  In this role she is responsible for raising concerns directly with the Chief Executive.  In addition to her nursing day job, Helené dedicates her time to helping the Department of Health promote whistleblowing training across NHS Trusts.

We are honoured to have Helené’s support for this campaign.  If you would like to contact Helené, you can reach her on [email protected].

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Campaign Lead: Karen Grave

PPMA Support Office: Grace Ogden