North London Hospice welcomes new Trustees

February 10, 2022

North London Hospice has appointed four new trustees to support with the delivery of its ambitious Strategic Plan. The new trustees bring a wealth of skills and experience to the organisation from across a range of different sectors.

The appointments come at a time when North London Hospice is exploring new ways to improve services and support more people across the local community than ever before. The new appointees are Anna Bokobza, Saurabh Khare, Dr Mohini Parmar and Dr Ujjal Sarkar.

Lis Burgess Jones, Chair of the Board of Trustees at North London Hospice said: “Over the years our Trustees have provided dedicated support to North London Hospice. Through their guidance we have been able to ensure that we have continued to meet the needs of people in our local community. I look forward to working alongside Anna, Mohini, Saurabh and Ujjal, whose experience and expertise will undoubtedly be an asset to our Board.”

Declan Carroll, Chief Executive Officer at North London Hospice said: “With the launch of our Strategic Plan we are setting out on an ambitious journey at North London Hospice, to support more people than ever before. Our Trustees play an important role in our governance as an organisation, ensuring that we can continue to have sustainable long-term impact, providing people with personalised care of the highest quality. I am excited to work with Anna, Mohini, Saurabh and Ujjal, who I have no doubt will be a valuable addition to our organisation.”

About our new Trustees

Anna Bokobza has held a variety of leadership roles in the NHS and currently holds the role of Integrated Care Programme Director at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Anna’s current work focuses on testing new models of person-centred care in partnership with social care, primary care, community, and voluntary services. She lives in Barnet with her husband and three children.

 

“I’m delighted to be joining the experienced and diverse board of the North London Hospice as a Trustee and look forward to supporting the organisation to deliver its exciting strategy for the future. Having held a variety of senior management roles in NHS acute hospitals, I am looking forward to supporting the leadership team to navigate the complexities of delivering high quality end of life care in the post-Covid world,” said Anna. “It also feels an important opportunity to demonstrate the value of voluntary work to my three young children,” she added. 

Saurabh Khare is an experienced financial services professional with over 20 years’ experience with a range of major firms and brings both vision and a wealth of knowledge in technology to the Board. He currently works for the Bank of America but and credit’s his wife’s experiences as a clinical immunology doctor as being the inspiration for his desire to contribute to the community.

“The devastating effects of cancer have touched my life several times with the loss of close friends as well as family,” Saurabh explained. “Being a trustee with the North London Hospice, which provides high quality care to the patients as well as their loved ones, provides me with an opportunity to apply my skills, expertise and passion towards the organisation and helping to steer it towards even greater success and reach,” he added.

Dr Mohini Parmar is currently Chair of North West London Clinical Commissioning Group and primary care lead for the North West London Integrated Care System. She is also a senior partner of Barnabas Medical Centre in Ealing. She has extensive leadership experience of working in complex systems and working in partnership to design and deliver services to improve health outcomes, address health inequalities and improve patient and staff experience.

“I am really looking forward to starting my role as a Trustee at the North London Hospice,” said Dr Parmar. “The hospice provides an invaluable service to the community and I am honoured to be given an opportunity to support the staff in the incredible service that they offer.”

Dr Ujjal Sarkar is a passionate local GP, having lived in Enfield for more than 35 years. He has been an Enfield GP for 13 years and always campaigned to improve patient experience, reduce inequalities, and improve outcomes for his patients. Ujjal is Co-Lead GP Partner at Medicus Health Partners (MHP), which is the second largest GP Practice in the UK. Ujjal was one of the founders of MHP and is also Clinical Director for Enfield Unity Primary Care Network (EUPCN). During the pandemic Ujjal has provided strategic leadership in Enfield, developing and delivering Covid vaccination services. The Medicus Covid vaccination service based at Carlton House has been recognised by stakeholders as pioneering in terms of an innovative seven-day delivery model.

Ujjal lives locally in Winchmore Hill with wife Tara and their two young children. “Since I started working with the hospice as doctor 2006, I have been touched by the compassion and care delivered by the hospice community to patients. It is a privilege to be appointed as a Trustee,” he said.

You can read the full biographies of our Trustees here.

 

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