Board Members

Lynne Gray (Registrant)
Lynne was involved in the management of the Holistic Cancer Care Centre at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough from 2008 until 2013. The Centre provides complementary healthcare treatments, support and advice to cancer patients and their main carer and is run as one of the charities under the South Tees Hospitals Charity. Her background covers retail, publishing, regeneration and local government, Lynne diversified and trained into Complementary Therapies in 1995 and is a multi disciplined practitioner.
Lynne is passionate about effective professional regulation within complementary therapies and is delighted to be involved with the CNHC.

Sheila Inglis, Vice Chair (Lay)
Sheila is an independent researcher and consultant, with comprehensive experience in professional education and regulation in health and social care. Since establishing SMCI Associates in 2005, Sheila has led more than 50 commissions across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Before then, Sheila worked in leadership positions in:

  • The NHS (National Coordinator Of Research And Educational Quality Assurance with NHS Education for Scotland);
  • Higher Education (Assistant Director with the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council, Director of Access to Higher Education with University of Wales, Swansea); and
  • The voluntary sector (Head of Policy and Research with Children in Scotland).


Professor George Lewith (Lay)
Professor Lewith is a qualified GP and physician, with clinical interest in a variety of different CAM therapies. He now works at the University of Southampton where he leads an internationally respected integrated medicine research group within the medical school's department of Primary Care: part of the NIHR National School for Primary Care Research. His research is focused on differentiating the specific from the non-specific effects of treatment and developing models that will help to explain the patient perceived benefits of a variety of complementary interventions. He is currently interested in pain, arthritis and cancer as illness models, investigating the effects of acupuncture, healing, homeopathy and herbal medicines.

Patricia Mowll (Registrant)
A practising Nutritional Therapist in rural North West Wales, Pat trained at the UK College of Nutrition and Health (BCNH), graduating in 2008. With a Masters in Economics, she worked in the NHS at Board level as a commissioner of statutory, independent and third sector health and social care services, developing a keen interest in nutrition in health following her involvement with the Calon Lân (Healthy Heart) project on Anglesey.
In addition to her particular interest in metabolic and autoimmune conditions, Pat's key areas of focus include professional regulation and the role of nutrition in ill health prevention.


Nicola Bastin (Lay)
Experienced in health care regulation as a lay representative, Nicola is currently a Panel Chair with the Health and Care Professions Council. She is an HR professional and is involved with fitness to practice for her own professional body the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Nicola also has experience in quality improvement – including setting up and leading two government agencies.  She is now on the Board of an NHS Trust, providing mental and community health services, and a London housing association. Nicola has had an interest for many years in complementary healthcare and joined the CNHC Board in 2015.

John Lawrence (Registrant)
John has been involved on the voluntary healthcare road since 2003 when he served as one of only two Scottish based experts on the Prince of Wales’s Foundation for Integrated Health. He was the chair of the UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations (UKCHO) when the hypnotherapy profession entered regulation. A keen advocate of regulated therapy in the U.K. he has a country practice in Scotland based on the banks of the River Forth, near the famous bridges. He previously served on the Profession Specific Board for Hypnotherapy within CNHC. He is chair of the Scottish Hypnotherapy Foundation (a registered Charity)."

Laura Quartermain (Lay)
Laura graduated from the University of Lancaster in 2007. She then spent time working as a Paralegal for a trade union law firm in Manchester before completing the Legal Practice Course at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice. Following her graduation Laura trained and qualified as a Solicitor with a Thames Valley Law Firm.  Having spent a year in private practice Laura decided to take up a role with the Health and Care Professions Council, where she currently works as a Compliance Officer in the Fitness to Practice Department. Laura takes a keen interest in healthcare regulation and is passionate about the work of the CNHC.

Michael Scott Watson, Chair (Lay)
Michael joins the board as a qualified chartered secretary.
After an extensive career in building societies and financial services both in the UK and overseas he moved into healthcare regulation as Deputy Registrar at the General osteopathic council where he oversaw the management of the education and financial portfolios.
He left the osteopathic council to become Chief Executive of the British Osteopathic Association where he looked after the interests of practising osteopaths providing advice and guidance to members. The role also involved lobbying as the association was committed to making osteopathy much more widely available on the NHS.
Upon his retirement from the association he was invited to become the lay registrar for the British Acupuncture council which is a role he still holds to this day. His early work has seen him review and revise the registration process.
He still keeps an interest in the world of osteopathy as executive adviser to the European Federation of osteopaths and as Chair of the audit committee at the Institute of Osteopathy.
He is committed to an integrated approach to healthcare and believes passionately that this approach offers one of the solutions to escalating healthcare costs.      


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