The purpose of Healthwatch is to give patients and the wider public a powerful voice, ensuring that their views and experiences are heard by those who plan and deliver health and social care services, giving people a real say over how their local health and social care services are run. Healthwatch was established as part of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, and as a result has a number of legal powers to enable it to fulfil this function.
Meeting New Horizons (MNH) have recently been awarded the contract to continue the delivery of Healthwatch in North East Lincolnshire, and Healthwatch are currently recruiting members to join their Independent Strategic Advisory Board (ISAB).
They are interested in receiving applications from those who have proven knowledge of expertise in one or more of the following areas:
- patient and public engagement
- children and young people
- marketing and communications
- health and social care
- volunteer management
- strategic leadership
For more information and application pack please visit the Healthwatch NEL website here.