Karamjit Singh

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"Karamjit lives in Coventry and has considerable knowledge of the area served by the University Hospitals of Leicester and awareness of local issues. He has worked with Leicester Community Relations Council and Leicestershire County Council, and has an extensive background in diverse roles within public services regionally and nationally.

"His experience of health leadership includes serving as the first Chair of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (2006 – 2009), as well as Board membership of the Coventry Family Services Health Authority (1993 – 1996), Coventry Health Authority (1996 – 2002) and Trustee of the British Lung Foundation (2006 – 2009). Karamjit is a voluntary Trustee of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, its sister trust the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, and a Commonwealth Studies Centre based at Cambridge University focusing on emerging democracies. He has personally organised and financed free annual medical camps in the Indian village where his parents migrated from.

"Karamjit currently holds two part time roles in Northern Ireland as the Judicial Appointments Ombudsman and the Social Fund Commissioner, which will both end in 2015. His previous national appointments have included leading the appeals process for Social Fund welfare benefits in Great Britain; appointing Queen’s Counsel and senior civil servants; investigating police complaints and suspected miscarriages of justice, developing judicial training, regulating financial services and regulating the funding of political parties and electoral issues. He was awarded the CBE in 1999 for services to the administration of justice."[1]


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  1. Karamjit Singh, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust, accessed May 23, 2015.