Caroline Jessel (Deputy to James Thallon)

cjessel@nhs.net

Caroline is the NHS England Lead for the South Region Sustainability and Health Network.  She has been a GP for 30 years in Kent and has always had a strong interest in the relationship between the environment and health.

Caroline works for NHS England South (South East) as Lead for Clinical Transformation and Outcomes. In this role she is responsible for facilitating NHS organisations in Kent, Surrey and Sussex to develop safe, sustainable and effective services which are designed to meet present and future needs. She is the co-chair of the Kent Nature Partnership.

Caroline is very interested in the challenges of creatively addressing root causes of physical and mental health difficulties.

As a mother and now a grandmother of six Caroline has always enjoyed being with children and has a strong interest in children’s health and wellbeing. She is the chair and founder of a charity in Kent, Dandelion Time, www.dandeliontime.org.uk which has an innovative approach to helping children with emotional and behavioural difficulties making therapeutic use of the natural environment. 

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