Professor Thompson’s impressive career in health began over 40 years ago when, straight after completing her training as a nurse, she quickly progressed to Ward Sister.
She also held roles of Director of Nursing and Quality, Workforce and Service Improvement at two Strategic Health Authorities and a NHS Acute Trust followed by a number of key roles at Director level at West Midlands Regional Office. Tamar’s outstanding work led to her appointment as the first female Chief Executive of an Ambulance Trust.
In 2008, Tamar was appointed Professional Adviser to the Parliamentary Secretary for Health and in 2009, she took up a prestigious role on the Prime Minister’s Commission into the ‘Future of Nursing and Midwifery’. Her commitment and dedication to the development of health care were recognised in 2009, when she was awarded an OBE for Services to Health Care.
Tamar is also a visiting Professor at London Southwark University and Honorary Professor Healthcare Leadership at University of Worcester.
Her charity roles include Chairman of Royal College for Blind, Vice Chairman of both Worcestershire Community Foundation and Malvern Theatres. We are delighted to welcome her as a Trustee for the James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund.