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Isabel Mclellan 


Isabel McLellan - has spent 39 years as a hospital nurse hospitals in Leicester holding various ward posts (including orthopaedics and the cardio thoracic field) before finishing my career in management. As a ward sister/manager in cardio-thoracic surgery, cardiology and coronary care in the 1980’s/90’s it was innovative and exciting. I had a special interest in support for the surgical patient and started a group for them and their carers, now in its 30th year.

I have personal experience of being an inpatient.

Having travelled in Poland and the Indian sub- continent has allowed me to visit hospitals and to see patients and staff at work there.

On retirement we moved to Gillingham and I still felt the need to contribute to the NHS  I joined the Patient and Public Involvement group at Poole Hospital, became a Public Governor at Poole for 6 years. I am a member of the Patient Participation Group at Gillingham Medical practice and an active member of Ladies Probus club.

My family consists of a husband, 4 children and 6 grandchildren, other interests include travelling, quilting, growing vegetables and scouring antique and boot fairs for 20th century pottery and Florence Nightingale memorabilia. I have been a contestant on Flog It and Bargain Hunt.

I am a keen Nordic walker, taking part in competitive events.


John Parker is a  graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge also with an MBA from City University (now Cass) Business School.  Served 30 years with the Metropolitan Police retiring at the rank of Detective Chief Inspector before working as an advisor to the FCO.  Recently retired after 5 years as the Chief Executive for the Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils (DAPTC).  Now serving on the County Executive Committee of DAPTC and a committee of the National Association of Local Councils.

Married with two children and five grandchildren.  Interests include rowing (holds an ARA coaching qualification), cricket (member of Stour Provost Cricket Club) and gardening.

John Parker 






















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