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Wheelchair Alliance

National Wheelchair Leadership Alliance



Working to improve the quality and effectiveness of wheelchair services across England, the Wheelchair Leadership Alliance was set up in January 2015 after the second Wheelchair Summit on 27th November 2014. The Alliance has 13 members from a number of backgrounds including providers, charities, carers, wheelchair users, the NHS and industry, each providing unique insight into how wheelchair services can be improved. The chair is one of Britain's most successful and inspiring Paralympians, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

The Alliance is a group committed to improving wheelchair services across England. Representing wheelchair users, their families, carers and other organisations, the Alliance is working to strengthen connections between key partners in order to bring about positive, lasting change and shape NHS wheelchair services into a system that works better for its users. 

Alliance Membership

The following individuals have been selected to be members of the National Wheelchair Leadership Alliance:

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson  - Chair
Angela Green   - Yorks and Humber Improvement Academy (Arm of Yorks & Humber AHSN)
Dr Caron Morton   -
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Champions Network and GP
Doug Morris - Carer and National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) representative
Fiona Carey 
- Wheelchair User and Advocate
Gail Russell   - Occupational Therapist and Posture Mobility Group (PMG) Representative
Dr Jean Waters
- Wheelchair User and Advocate
Karen Pearce - Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)
Kevan Baker OBE
- Wheelchair User and voluntary Chief Executive of SPINE
Krystyn Jarvis - Chair of the National Wheelchair Managers Forum and Occupational Therapist
Nick Goldup - Whizz-Kidz
Raymond Hodgkinson MBE - Director General, British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA)
Tanvi Vyas - Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and Wheelchair User


How Others Can Actively Engage With the Alliance

We are extremely keen to main active engagement with as many people as possible who expressed an interest to join the alliance to ensure that their ideas continue to be heard and support harnessed.

You can find out further information about the work of the alliance on the Right Wheelchair website. Or you can contact the alliance directly on


Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for the Wheelchair Leadership Alliance can be found here.