Cheryl Gowar
I am particularly concerned with people being able to take an active role in the management of their long-term conditions, and with the appropriate treatment and support infrastructure being in place to allow for that. My main concern is to challenge inequality in health and care provision. My career started in academic research but I moved into the health and social care sector in 2011 when I started working for RADAR (the Royal Association for Disability Rights), now Disability Rights UK. Currently, I am the Policy and Campaigns Manager at NAT (National AIDS Trust). There I have led on projects involving access to good healthcare for people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, trans people, and people being held in immigration detention.