Vivien Giladi is a long-standing member of the SHA and of Central Council and a cradle member of the Labour Party and formerly an active member of what is now UCU ( and with profound sympathy for it in its present dispute).

Active in effective campaigning for the NHS at local, regional and national levels for the last 20 years, she is a former councillor in the London Borough of Enfield where she held the Health brief for 12 years and is also a Freeman (sic) of that borough for her services to health campaigning which she maintains. Currently she sits as an elected representative of the whole voluntary sector on Enfield’s Health & Well-Being Board and its public health partnership board. As a consequence she has a wealth of knowledge and experience of the North Central London (where she is a founder member of NCL STP Watch), its  health economy and of its key players and their closeness or otherwise to governmental levers of power and is she currently involved, among many other things, in trying to influence the Mayor’s understanding of the Naylor proposals and to create London-wide opposition to STP/ACO ICO’s. She would like to take some credit for toxifying the STP brand, at least on her own manor, and is quietly proud of the fact that leading officers in the local health economy dread her presence and questions and, by the same token, that she is listened to by politicians and councillors.

She has been the SHA link with Health Campaigns Together from its beginnings and played a key role in putting its constitution together, and latterly has sat on KONP’s steering group.

Her strength lies on an ability to link micro, medial and macro level developments, her sharp political judgement, and in helping to develop campaigns.

Vivien G attends SHA meetings, contributes and works hard and effectively at various levels. She not that keen on bigging herself up but she is dedicated to saving the NHS which the SHA was founded to create.

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