Janet Guy

Lay chair

Janet spent her professional career as a solicitor practising in Northumberland and Tyneside, initially in family and criminal law and more recently in probate, wills and trusts.

Over the past twenty years she has worked at board level in the public sector, gaining considerable experience in the field of corporate governance in health, policing, probation and education.  She has also worked with a variety of voluntary organisations.

Janet is also an independent member of the Northumbria Police and Crime Panel, a Trustee of Victims First Northumbria and sits as a lay member on disciplinary panels.


3 Responses to Janet Guy

  1. Malcolm Gentry

    Dear Ms Guy
    As a retired clinician who worked in the NHS I am interested in the work of Northumberland CCG.
    I understand that there is a Lay Governor for patient and public involvement but I cannot find anyone with that title on the website.
    Please advise.
    Thank you.
    Malcolm Gentry

  2. Michael Stewart

    Dear Ms Guy,
    I am sure you are aware of the proposal to build an integrated Hospital/Leisure Centre on the site of the current Swan Centre.
    You may also be aware that there is an atmosphere of distrust concerning the consultation/engagement process, in which the views of the vast majority of those who attended were summarily dismissed.
    There was strong opposition to the choosing of the site, the combined enterprise, ( which is the first in the country to have this combination of health and leisure on one site.)
    That aside, there is disbelief that NHS/NCC are intending to build the leisure centre before any work starts on the hospital element. The new hospital project has been in the planning for nine years now, and going by their timescale, it will be a further seven years before it is delivered.
    There is also great concern that we are to lose more services than we have at present, and those that were planned for the refurbishment of the current Infirmary site in 2014/15.
    Trying to get anyone from CCG to outline exactly what services will be available is akin to the quest for the holy grail.
    The concerns are many, and complex, but many residents feel that there has been no transparency about the whole process, and that we will be fobbed off with a second rate service, and many more 120 mile journeys for simple procedures, even pre-op assessments.
    I would ask, on behalf of the residents of Berwick-upon-Tweed, that you could look into this very important matter, and investigate whether proper procedure and scrutiny has been followed.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Michael Stewart.

    Michael Stewart
    07923 358 036