Sally Dace promotes the patient and public voice for Theme 6. She is currently a full-time carer but has previously worked in the civil service in Westminster and local government in Hampshire. ...
Sally Dace promotes the patient and public voice for Theme 6. She is currently a full-time carer but has previously worked in the civil service in Westminster and local government in Hampshire. She has also spent a number of years working in education, including primary, secondary and special schools, a 6th form college and as an administrator at Royal Holloway,University of London. Working in the voluntary sector, she has gained a thorough knowledge of disability and carers issues and various aspects of running a charity.
Through these varied roles Sally has become an experienced chairperson with an appreciation of the complexities of managing change and improvement through board/committee working in the public and voluntary sector. She has a broad range of knowledge and experience including public sector finance, training and human resources, external inspection regimes, academic administration including budgets and research, and many other areas.
Sally has had Asthma since childhood and has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for many years. Both conditions require self-administered medication. She also currently cares for two close family members, one with cancer and one with learning difficulties. As a result she is an experienced user of health services both as patient and relative. She also has two recent experiences of end of life care for elderly family members and in both cases has been directly involved in having to make end of life decisions. She is particularly interested in ways of promoting the patient voice as the end of life approaches.
Sally is a passionate advocate of involving users of health services at all stages of service design, improvement and review.