After starting life on the fringes of the City, Alison has spent most of her career in the voluntary sector, leading health, assisted housing and education charities as CEO. As Chief Executive of the British Liver Trust she was heavily involved in developing an understanding of – and frequently represented – the patient perspective of liver disease, and she campaigned for and supported a National Liver Disease Strategy. She co-chaired the Strategy’s workstream on Workforce Development and sat on the Programme Board.
Latterly Alison took the lead in establishing a new Patient Group at her local surgery in Ringwood. She is also interested in end of life care and developing services that focus on the best results for patients.