Following a career in the Royal Air Force and then in Teaching, I joined the Healthwatch Rutland team in March 2016. I believe strongly that the people’s voice needs to be heard by the decision makers in health and social care to inform their planning and provision of services. In the current financial climate, it has never been more important that limited funds are spent wisely, and with patient/client care at their heart.
I have been so impressed with the commitment and dedication of our volunteers, who carry out the majority of our work. Their passion for ensuring the best possible health and social care provision for the residents of Rutland is inspiring! My role is to ensure that their work is supported.
The breadth and depth of the job of Healthwatch Rutland is an immense challenge, but I believe that we do make a difference to the lives of the people of Rutland. We are in a position to gather the views of people and to make sure that these views are used to influence the decision makers. This is important for the provision of current services and also for the provision of services in the future.