National Voices Appoints Four New Trustees

Fri, 5 June 2015

National Voices, the health and social care charity coalition, has appointed four new trustees. They are Ricardo Borges, Accreditation Manager at the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care; Sally Hughes, Programme Director, Policy & External Relations of MS Society; Judi Rhys, Chief Executive of Arthritis Care and Joy Warmington, Chief Executive of brap.

National Voices’ chair, Hilary Newiss, said: 

“We are delighted to welcome Ricardo Borges, Sally Hughes, Judi Rhys and Joy Warmington to the National Voices Board. They will help us take forward our plans to ensure that health and care focus on the things that most matter to patients, service users and carers.

“We had an extremely high standard of candidate and we would like to thank all those who came forward for the role.

“The members and staff of National Voices are extremely grateful for the work of our outgoing trustees, Ruth Bravery and Alison Cook. They have been part of a team of able trustees that has guided National Voices from strength to strength, to a position where, in the words of the Health Service Journal: ‘Few bodies have done more than National Voices to promote person centred care’”

Read more about National Voices’ Board of Trustees here.

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Joy Warmington and Ricardo Borges were appointed through an open competition. Sally Hughes and Judi Rhys were elected by National Voices members. This process was chosen in order to achieve the best combination of member democracy and recruitment on the basis of skills and qualities.

National Voices is the coalition of health and social care charities in England. We work for a strong patient and citizen voice and services built around people. We stand up for voluntary organisations and their vital work for people’s health and care. @NVTweeting

For further information contact: Veronica Beserve or Jules Acton on National Voices on 020 3176 0738/7 or email or