Patrick was born in the constituency where Enoch Powell was an MP. His family still lives in Wolverhampton and he is proud of his roots and the contribution of migrant communities from the Windrush Generation have made to Britain which forms a larger of his values and principles – Windrush Day Matters.
Patrick’s career over the last twenty years has provided a real insight in working with many, often marginalised communities in the health and social care sector good grounding and understanding of issues and the challenges in delivering public services in a challenging environment.
Patrick currently works for the National Housing Federation as a Health Partnership Coordinator and is a specialist speaker. Previously he was the former Chief Executive of the Afiya Trust, one of the leading race equality health charities in the country. Patrick has previously worked manager for Citizens Advice Bureau; senior civil servant at the Department of Health and Local Government Association; Director of the Brent Health Action Zone (Brent Primary Care Trust), and Regional Director for MIND. Patrick is former Committee member of Camidoc (GP out of hour’s service in North London), trustee for Social Action for Health in East London and North Muslim Housing Association.
Patrick is also a Councillor in Hackney where he has chaired Health Scrutiny and a Public Health Peer Reviewer. Patrick is also a former Non-Executive Director East London& the City Health Authority, and Independent Chair of Westminster Partnership for Race Equality where he played a key role with the Met Police and the Muslim community with the aftermath of 7/7 bombings in Westminster. Patrick is a former member of the Ministerial Advisory Group for mental health, and Chair of Health Watch Advisory Working Group for Department of Health and Care Quality Commission. Finally, Patrick is a film maker and cultural historian and founder of Every Generation. http://www.everygeneration.co.uk and the 100 Great Black Britons campaign http://www.100greatblackbritons.com
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