Citizens’ Assembly

Join

Nominations to the Citizens Assembly are through your local Heathwatch or individuals who regularly link with local networks and community groups will also be considered.  You can find out more about the recruitment process in the terms of reference here or contact the Senate Management Team via email for more information or to nominate someone yourself.

Membership

 

 

Name Representing
Kevin Dixon - Chair Healthwatch Torbay
Simon Mathias - Deputy Chair Healthwatch Wiltshire
Vacant x 2 Healthwatch B&NES
Vacant x 2 Healthwatch Bristol
Graham Taylor Healthwatch Cornwall
Vacant x 1 Healthwatch Cornwall
Gilly Gotch Healthwatch Devon
Tessa Trappes-Lomax Healthwatch Devon
Pat Eagle Healthwatch Gloucestershire
Vacant x 1 Healthwatch Gloucestershire
Carol Clark Healthwatch Isles of Scilly
Vacant x 1 Healthwatch Isles of Scilly
Lance Allen Healthwatch North Somerset
Tricia Godfrey Healthwatch North Somerset
Vacant x 2 Healthwatch Plymouth
Cliff Puddy Healthwatch Somerset
Vacant x 1 Healthwatch Somerset
Joanna Parker Healthwatch South Gloucestershire
Malcolm Watson South Gloucestershire
Vacant x 2 Healthwatch Swindon
Vacant x 1 Healthwatch Torbay
Vacant x 1 Healthwatch Wiltshire

The South West Clinical Senate is committed to ensuring that patients, carers and family members, of all ages and backgrounds, are an integral part of our vision and active partners in our programme of work.

The Clinical Senate Citizens’ Assembly is made up of  lay members with a strong interest in improving regional NHS services who will bring the public voice right to the heart of our work.

The role of the Citizens’ Assembly is:

  • To provide the wider Citizen (patient/carer/service user) voice to the Clinical Senate.
  • To consider issues of strategic importance raised by commissioners
  • To act as a peer support body for Citizen members of the Clinical Senate Council.
  • To link to the NHS England Citizen Assembly to provide a three-way communication channel for patient participation, ie locally, regionally and nationally.

How to get involved

Nominations to the Citizens Assembly are through your local Healthwatch or individuals who regularly link with local networks and community groups will also be considered.  You can find out more about the recruitment process here or contact the Senate Management Team via email for more information or to nominate someone/yourself.