Trevor Fernandes

Chair, East of England Citizens' Senate. Patient & Public Voice Partner for NHS England. Representing the patient voice in local, regional and national health organisations and Programmes.

About Me

Following a successful 30 year career as a Programme & Project Manager in both the public and private sectors, I retired in 2008 and now spend much of my time working for a number of charitable organisations.  As a patient living with heart failure, I became a Heart Advocate for the British Heart Foundation and have been involved in many campaigns to raise awareness of the risks and causes of chronic heart disease.  I am a Patient & Public Voice Partner for NHS England and have played key roles in a number of national programmes to promote patient & carer perspectives.  I currently Chair the East of England Citizens’ Senate, which ensures that citizens’ views are at the heart of the emerging Integrated Care Systems and Health Care Partnerships in the region.  I am also the Treasurer for Cardiovascular Care Partnership (UK), which is a registered charity, affiliated to the British Cardiovascular Society.

I am motivated by the excellent care I received following two heart attacks.  I owe my survival to the selfless acts of so many in the NHS and I benefitted from an outstanding health service.  I want to ensure that everybody has the opportunity that I had.  I am passionate about using my experience as a patient to develop, improve and deliver the best possible outcomes  

Condition interest or area of knowledge

  • Cardiovascular -
  • Heart Failure
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Representing Patient & Public Voice
  • Health & Social Care Environment

Where I can help

  • Essex
  • UK (National)

Organisations I am involved with: 

  • Eastern AHSN
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Mid Essex CCG
  • Cardiovascular Care Partnership
  • Heart Research UK
  • NHS England Patient & Public Voice Partner
  • NHS Innovation Accelerator
  • NHS Leadership Academy
  • Cardiology Clinical Reference Group
  • Q Community
  • National Voices
  • British Heart Rhythm Society
Trevor Fernandes

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