Five minutes with . . . David Gilbert, patient directorBMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3689 (Published 06 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3689
“The partnership had the insight to make this role part of the executive team, alongside the clinical and managerial directors. They wanted someone who’d experienced a life changing illness or disability. I’m a former mental health service user.
“The role is about having the authority to support patient centred stuff to happen. I oversee work on improving patients’ experiences, patient and public engagement, self management support, and patient facing communication—things usually managed in …
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