Judith has extensive experience in professional regulation, performance assessment and service review to which she brings the perspective of patients and the public. She is a former nonexecutive director and vice chair of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, former lay member of the General Medical Council (GMC) and chair of GMC fitness to practise panels. Judith’s current appointments include lay membership of the General Pharmaceutical Council, lay performance assessor for the National Clinical Assessment Service and a lay reviewer for the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She chairs the fitness to practice committee of the Leicester University School of Medicine and Social Care Education. Judith has participated in a number of reviews of services conducted by the Healthcare Commission (now CQC) and recently worked with the Patients’ Association at Mid Staffs hospital to assess the handling of complaints and ensure that lessons could be learned and the failings identified addressed. As a magistrate she sat on the Rutland Bench and its successor, the Melton and Rutland Bench, and was chair of family proceedings panels in Leicester and Leicestershire from 1991- 2009. Her professional background is in Human Resources management, education and training. She has a degree in Chemistry and a diploma in Child Protection.