Healthwatch Chairman needed for Hillingdon
A new body to oversee health and social care services is being set up to help residents and communities influence and challenge how these are provided.
The HealthWatch organisation will take over responsibilities from the existing Hillingdon Local Involvement Network and additional services from the NHS around advice and guidance.
The Council will be responsible for setting the organisation up and is looking for someone to chair the Hillingdon HealthWatch Board. The role will include leading and developing HealthWatch as an independent organisation, setting the strategic plan and direction and introducing strong governance to enable Hillingdon HealthWatch to represent the views of Hillingdon's residents. HealthWatch would have its own staff and budget.
The role will require drive, energy and enthusiasm and the Chairman of Hillingdon HealthWatch will have a seat on the Hillingdon Health and Wellbeing board.
Councils are expected to set up HealthWatch organisations in their areas by April 2013.
The aim of Hillingdon HealthWatch will be to give residents and communities a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided within their locality. It will be the local consumer champion for patients, service users and the public across health and social care.
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