Tom has been a PPAC member since 2013. He became involved because he wanted to ensure services for people in north Manchester were fit for purpose. A former mental health nurse and crisis councillor, Tom feels he developed a better understanding of caring for patients after being one himself. Tom has a number of conditions, has survived a stroke and brings the experience of the services treating him to the committee. He’s a strong believer in the importance of early intervention and has a particular interest in neurology, mental health and cardio-vascular medicine.