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Our Patrons
Dr Michael Dixon, MA, FRCGP, OBE
Michael Dixon has been a GP in Cullompton, Devon for many years. He is also Chair of Council for the College of Medicine, which emphasises the importance of non-biomedical interventions in health and care, including social prescription, lifestyle interventions and complementary and traditional approaches.  He is visiting Professor at University College London and at the University of Westminster.
Michael was awarded an OBE in 2001 and remains committed to championing front line professionals, managers and people in their quest to improve local health and services.
His publications include:
The Locality Commissioning Handbook (Radcliffe Press 1997)
The Human Effect (Radcliffe Press 2000)
A Practical Guide to Primary Care Groups and Trusts (Radcliffe Press 2000)
Restoring the Vision (1997) and Implementing the Vision (2000) – Co-Author NHS Alliance
Rose Elliot MBE
Rose is best-known as a writer on vegetarianism.  Her first book, Simply Delicious, caused quite a stir when it was published in 1967 at a time when vegetarian food was considered a bit “wacky”.
Brought up as a vegetarian from the age of three, Rose took on a job cooking vegetarian food at her family’s retreat centre, The White Eagle Lodge. Demand for her creative recipes was such that she was encouraged to produce her first cookery book, sending copies to The Times and another to Woman’s Hour. Rave reviews followed and her career as a cookery writer was launched. Other publications include the all time best-sellers, The Bean Book and Not Just a Load of Old Lentils.

Rose is a patron of a number of organisations that support vegetarianism and humanitarian treatment of animals including
The Vegetarian Society and Compassion in World Farming.
Rose is also a professionally qualified astrologer, having written Horoscope pages for many popular magazines including Woman’s Realm and Here’s Health.
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