Dr Charlotte Augst
Charlotte is the Chief Executive of National Voices. Prior to joining National Voices in March 2019, Charlotte led the work of the Richmond Group for five years, developing strategy, facilitating discussions and representing the Group externally. She came to London in 1997, after completing a law degree in Germany, to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of London. She holds a PhD in law and medical ethics. Charlotte has held senior positions in health and research policy – in Parliament, for national regulators, and in the charitable sector. She has been a Trustee of Mosaic Clubhouse, a Brixton based mental health recovery charity, since 2015.
Claiming there was “spare capacity” in the NHS during this crisis ignores sacrifice, pain, diagnoses missed, and support withdrawn from people in need, says Charlotte Augst.
Charlotte Augst, of National Voices, and Ian Hudspeth, of the Local Government Association, on the importance of communities and social support to wellbeing - and the need to prioritise it accordingly.