Patrick lives in Leek, in the Staffordshire Moorlands. He trained and worked locally in North Staffordshire at the start of his career.
Patrick was, until May 2012, the Executive Director of Nursing at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. This is one of the largest non-acute trusts in the country proving mental health and community health services to a population of over 1.4 million people.
Patrick is a Mental Health Nurse who is committed to the NHS and the local area. He is currently a Mental Health Act Commissioner for the Care Quality Commission and sits on Mental Health Review Tribunals as a specialist lay member.