Sandra Wilson’s involvement with the NHS developed from being a founder member of the PPG for the Exmoor Medical Centre in 2004, of which she has been Chair since 2010. Sandra has been a member of the Somerset PPG Chairs Network since its inception in 2010, becoming Chair in 2016, and was also a member of the West Somerset Health Forum.
With her roots in and being a staunch resident of Somerset, living on Exmoor, Sandra worked at Hinkley Point ‘A”, then at British Cellophane, Habitat and a national insurance company. Sandra also worked as a Partner in a financial advisory business, which she co-founded, and then as the owner, co-founder and currently Managing Director of an IT company installing and supporting complete IT systems for businesses in many industry sectors nationally.
During her time in business, Sandra has set up new business networks and sat on the Boards of many organisations as a Director and Chair, including the CBI, Somerset Chamber of Commerce, the British Chamber of Commerce, and the South West Chamber of Commerce. Sandra is a member of both the West Somerset Strategic Partnership and Somerset Strategic Partnership and has been an officer of many local community groups.
Continuing in her role as Chair of the Exmoor Patient Participation Group and PPG Chairs Network, Sandra is currently a Lay Member of the Somerset CCG Governing Body; sits on the Board of Healthwatch Somerset; is Patient Champion with the BAPIO, and is the Peoples Champion on the SCCG Digital Programme. Sandra is also a member of the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, a committee member of a local Good Neighbours scheme and sits on a regional committee of a national charity.
Firmly believing that technology and digitisation will be a major factor in the provision of health services and treatment into the future, Sandra is committed to applying her experience and background in business and IT, together with her enthusiasm for patient involvement, to participating and contributing to health care developments.