Director, Chair, CEO
Born German but adopted by an English father, Dr Maiden-Tilsen always had a special relationship with England. As a medical student he had the opportunity to work in England and discovered a much more down to earth and inclusive learning environment in the hospital departments.
This inspired him, after completion of his medical studies, to come and work in England.
He came across General Practice and the highly developed skills and functions provided by primary care in England led him to do the training as a GP which he completed in 2003.
Dr Maiden-Tilsen had met a Thanetian girl who helped him to appreciate Thanet's beauty in many different ways and he has been working in Thanet since 2004.
He always has been very passionate about integrated and holistic care provision and is humbled and grateful to be part of the TH CIC which gives him the opportunity to work with a plethora of health professionals, services and stakeholders to develop a truly holistic, excellent and integrated workforce for Thanet - in Thanet.
Dr MMT is also interested in Music (avid singer as a soloist (Baritone) and in a choir), plays the flute and likes to be thrown and throw people about with Aikido.
Director, Head of Operations
Head of Operations
Originally from Glasgow, Graeme has spent most of his life in Thanet.
After attending a local Secondary School, college and University, Graeme spent a number of years working for Thanet District Council (TDC) in numerous roles. The majority of this time was spent within the Finance Department. Graeme also spent four years on secondment with the East Kent Partnership, dealing with Regeneration Finance, and was part of the team that dealt with the creation of the Innovation Centre – where the Thanet Health Community Interest Company (TH CIC) are now based!!
Looking for a new challenge, Graeme moved to the Kent and Medway NHS Primary Care Trust, where he was responsible for the contract management of the GP Practices within the Dover and Thanet localities, before taking the plunge and moving into Practice Management at a local GP Practice.
Graeme now splits his time between the local GP Practice and Thanet Health CIC.
He is passionate about local healthcare; ensuring that the best service is delivered to the population of Thanet, as after all, he and his family are local residents too.
When not working, Graeme likes to spend time with his family and friends.
Originally from Surrey, Sandra moved with her husband and two sons to Kent in 1993 and whilst working for a GP Practice in Canterbury, developed her interest in nursing and healthcare. Having undertaken her nurse training, she qualified as an RGN in 1999 and commenced working in A&E.
As her knowledge and skills in the care of the acutely unwell patient developed, so did her desire to progress to a more autonomous way of working and by 2001, Sandra was working as an emergency nurse practitioner. Further academic development provided the theory to underpin her practice and in 2001 she gained her first degree, her prescribing qualification in 2006 and her MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice in 2012.
With her interest inn teaching and learning and her desire to develop further, Sandra has also worked for the last 12 years as a Senior Nursing Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Sandra has always been very passionate about developing clinical practice and now as a Director of THCIC, is keen to find new ways of working to better support the needs of patients within Thanet.
When not working (which isn't that often) Sandra likes to spend her time with her family in St Margaret's Bay, enjoying the fantastic sea views from her newly renovated home and she also enjoys spending time at her Turkish home in Kalkan.
Born, raised and living in Thanet, Jake has a real passion about health care in Thanet.
Jake spent his younger years through local schools and colleges and has had a numerous of different Jobs within Thanet. Two years ago, Jake found a career path within the Enhanced Acute Response Team (E-ART) within A&E at QEQM facilitated by the Thanet Health Community Interest Company (TH CIC) as a Receptionist.
Jake had excelled in his position with E-ART which then later progressed onto gaining a position within the TH CIC+ itself as Admin Support. Jake now shares his time through both job roles and thoroughly enjoys the challenges ahead.
He is extremely excited about the future opportunities not only for his own progression within the TH CIC but for the local residents and their Healthcare facilitated through TH CIC.
In his spare time, Jake likes to tinker with his car and long walks with his family and his puppy 'Bazel'.
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