In December we were extremely saddened to learn of the sudden death of Roz Horton, a much-valued member of Northamptonshire’s health and care community and a passionate advocate for patients across our county.

Roz Horton

Roz was part of NHCP’s Collaborative Stakeholder Forum as well as a lay member of Nene CCG’s Governing Body and chair of the Nene Patient Public Participation Committee, and she will be very much missed by all her colleagues.

Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership Lead Angela Hillery said: “On behalf of the Partnership I wish to acknowledge the contribution Roz Horton made to the progress and development of the Collaborative Stakeholder Forum and her commitment to all aspects within the Partnership, ensuring the patient perspective was understood and embraced. She will be missed by us all.”

Darin Seiger, GP Chair at Nene CCG, added: “Roz was a much-loved and respected friend and colleague and worked tirelessly within Northamptonshire to make sure the voice of the patient was central to our decision-making, using her wide experiences as both a clinician and a patient to shape services and hold organisations to account. Most importantly, she was a warm, kind, caring and committed individual, and an example to us all of someone who had used her own health issues as a platform to improve care for others. In keeping with her compassionate nature, she had donated her organs which in turn has helped at least 10 people lead a higher quality of life.”