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Martin Smits

Martin Smits

Lay Member for the Primary Care Commissioning Committee

Martin trained as a nurse in London following completion of a degree in Geology and Economics.  He took up his first Director of Nursing job in 1990, working in Brighton followed by directorships in Worthing, Eastbourne and Poole before retiring in 2014. He has two research masters degrees.

Martin was appointed as Lay Member for Primary Care Governance at the High Weald, Lewes and Havens Clinical Commissioning Group in July 2016 and became the Lay Member for the Primary Care Commissioning Committee at the South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group in March 2017.

Martin has considerable board level experience and has led Trusts through regulatory scrutiny achieving compliance and regulatory plaudits. He has worked successfully on several “turnaround” projects. After he retired he set up his own consultancy business and has helped NHS organisations undertake clinical service reviews, investigations of whistle blowing concerns and serious complaints.

Martin is married with five children and is on the leadership team of his local church and a member of the local Deanery Synod.