Trevor Fernandes

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 am a member of Mid Essex Clinical Comissioning Group's Patient Reference Group, 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.  More recently I joined the Peer Leader Development Programme and am a member of the National Strategic Coproduction Group.

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
  • Strategic Coproduction
  • Peer Leader Development Programme

Where I can help

  • Essex
  • UK (National)

Organisations I am involved with: 

  • Eastern AHSN
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Mid Essex CCG & Healthcare Partnership
  • Heart Research UK
  • NHS England Patient & Public Voice Partner
  • NHS Innovation Accelerator
  • NHS Leadership Academy
  • Cardiology Clinical Reference Group
  • Q Community
  • National Voices
  • Peer Leader Development Programme
  • National Audit for Cardiac Rehabilitation (NACR)
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