Cheshire & Merseyside Senate Council Members

Introducing the members of the Cheshire and Merseyside Senate Council

Cllr_Janet_Clowes_photo_crop.jpgCllr Janet Clowes, Portfolio Holder for Adult Care and Integration, Chesire East Council

Janet was elected as a Ward Councillor for Cheshire East Unitary Authority in 2011 where she has since held the Cabinet Portfolio for Care and Health in the Community, Sport & Leisure.

Janet completed her nurse training at Guys Hospital before moving into Intensive Care nursing at St Thomas' Hospital in London. Following appointments as ITU Sister at the Queen Elizabeth, Birmingham and then the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Janet moved into education as Programme Leader for Health and Social Care at South Cheshire College whilst completing a BSc in Health and Applied Social Science with the Open University and then MSc. Medical Social Anthropology at Keele University. In due course Janet moved into Higher Education as lecturer and then post-graduate leader for MSc programme in Health Promotion and Community Studies at University College, Chester.

In 2007 Janet was invited by the Pre-School Learning Alliance to be part of the team setting up the pilot Portage Home Visiting programme with Stoke on Trent Children's Services which was successfully adopted as a mainstream service in 2009.

Kevin_Hardy_photo.jpgProfessor Kevin Hardy, Medical Director & Consultant Physician, St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Kevin Hardy is medical director of St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (since 2012) and a consultant physician with an interest in diabetes since 1995.

He is chairman of the national Medical & Nursing Directors Network of NHS Providers, is part of the National Cancer Transformation Board (& previously of the National Cancer Task Force that produced the English Cancer Strategy 2016-21), Medical Vice-Chair of the Cheshire & Merseyside ACCEA sub-committee and a member of the NHSI national Clinical Forum.

He is an honorary Professor of Diabetes & Obesity at University of Liverpool and visiting Professor of Diabetes at Liverpool John Moores University and writes the Mersey Adult Diabetes Guidelines.

Gary_Masterson_photo_crop.jpgGary Masterson, President, the Intensive Care Society Medical Lead, Cheshire & Mersey Critical Care Network, Consultant in Critical Care Medicine & Anaesthesia, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Gary graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge and pursued training in anaesthesia, critical care medicine and general medicine in the North West. He spent two years working in critical care medicine at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Centre in Baltimore before being appointed to a consultant post in critical care medicine and anaesthesia at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He served as Clinical Director for five years before his appointment as Medical Lead for the Cheshire & Mersey Critical Care Network.

He also holds a number of national positions including Council Member of the Intensive Care Society, Member of national Adult Critical Care Clinical Reference Group and President of the Intensive Care Society.

Gary believes that small changes can make a real difference to patient outcomes and experiences and that networks (formal and informal) are key to the future of a sustainable NHS.

Ray_Murphy_photo.jpgRay Murphy, Retired Senior National and International Banking Professional

Ray is 80 and retired in 1993 after a lifetime in senior positions within an international bank. He became involved with the NHS in 2000 after his wife's death from cancer. His roles past and present include:

Merseyside and Cheshire Cancer Network Patient Partnership Group (Chair) and Cancer Network's Taskforce (Board); Clinical Network Groups. HPB and Acute Oncology; Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Clinical Network's Oversight and Cancer Steering Groups as well as the Clinical Senate; Specialist Commissioning of Cancer Surgical Services Clinical Reference Group Cheshire and Merseyside CancerAllianceProgramme Board.

Jane_Rossini_photo.jpgDr Jane Rossini, Deputy Centre Director, PHE North West

After having trained in Medicine at Manchester University, Jane worked in hospitals and community services across Greater Manchester before taking up her specialist training in 1990. She has held a range of consultant posts across Greater Manchester and was Director of Public Health in Rochdale Borough Council prior to her move to Public Health England. 

 Jane has a keen interest in inequalities, behaviour change, screening and immunisation.