Board Members


Dr Ian Banks, European Men’s Health Forum

Dr John Chisholm OBE, Men’s Health Forum

Dr Selwyn Hodge (Self Care Forum Co-chair)

Dr Beth McCarron, GP

Dr Pete Smith OBE (Self Care Forum Co-chair)

Self Care Forum Board:

Dr Diane Ashiru-Odope, Public Health England

Professor Rob Darracott, McIntosh Health Partners

Sylvia Debreczeny, N.A.P.P.

Helen Donavan, Royal College of Nursing

Renata Drinkwater, Non Executive Director Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care / Non Executive Director Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS FT

Dr David Paynton, Royal College of General Practitioners

Dr Knut Schroeder, GP and Expert Self Care Ltd

John Smith, PAGB

Interviews with some of our Self Care Forum Board Members, including their motivations for joining, can be found on the Interviews page

PAGB (, the national body representing the consumer healthcare industry is a member of the Self Care Forum. PAGB provides the Secretariat for the Self Care Forum and sponsors the Self Care Forum’s website. We would like to make it clear that the views expressed by the Self Care Forum Board and self care champions are entirely their own.