Welcome to Dr Helen Crawley Joining IMET2000 Board of Trustees
We are delighted and consider ourselves very lucky to welcome Dr Helen Crawley to our IMET2000 Board of Trustees. Her many years as a General Practitioner (GP) and her international reputation in education and training in Primary Health Care (PHC) and family medicine will be of enormous value to our global mission based fundamentally on PHC. Her career has been stellar and her influence not just in the UK but overseas especially in low-resource countries has been of great importance to this discipline. Helen has been a GP since 1989 and GP trainer from 1996-2014 with a diploma in education. She served four years on the Oxford Deanery Education Subcommittee. From 2017 to 2021 she was International Medical Director for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)and was widely regarded as a great success in that important role. Nor has she restricted her interests to physicians but has set up and delivered many courses for qualified nurses and pharmacists in the UK. She was lead in evaluation for the RCGP support programme for struggling general practices in special measures. Helen has Board level experience as a clinical Non-Executive Director of an acute hospital trust. She is currently since July 2021 setting up an International Mentoring Partnership Scheme for the charity Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET which was started many years ago by Professor Sir Eldryd Parry who was another of our Trustees for years until quite recently). Her international work has entailed travelling to many countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia. This much abbreviated synopsis of her career and many achievements shows just how closely her skills match our ambitions as a charity. We thank her for joining us.