Howard became a Patient Governor in July 2019.
He is a retired clinician previously employed as Consultant and Director of Accident and Emergency at Addenbrooke’s Hospital for 24 years.
This strong tie with Addenbrooke’s served as his motivation for standing as a governor. Prior to this he served in the Royal Air Force Medical Branch and completed surgical training.
Howard was also a Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery at RAF(H) Ely until 1982.
Howard was an examiner at Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in Emergency Medicine and Pre-Hospital Care until 2011, and Assessor of Examiners as part of the College quality assurance programme.
Until recently he has been an expert witness preparing medical reports for lawyers and insurance companies, attending Court when required.
Since retiring Howard became an active member of his GP Practice Patient Group and represents them on the Cambridge Area Patient Group, and elsewhere.
He is also member of a flying group with shares in a light aircraft and holds a current pilot’s licence.