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CareWatch seeks a new Chairperson

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Friday 18 June 2021

In its first four years, CareWatch has considered a wide range of subjects from the costs of primary care to the priorities in modernising the hospital site, playing an active role in key work streams supporting the States' Partnership of Purpose. Following the decision of the previous Chairperson, Mr Roger Allsopp, to step down from the role, CareWatch is looking for a new independent Chairperson to lead its work for the next three years.

Since its formation in 2017, CareWatch has represented the views of the community in the development of a range of health and social care initiatives. The Panel meets monthly with senior HSC staff to discuss ongoing work, providing two-way communication between the Committee and the community.

The role of Chairperson is voluntary and while no previous experience is required, applicants should be able to demonstrate an interest in health or social care matters. The successful individual will be responsible for coordinating CareWatch's activities including liaising with HSC staff.

Deputy Al Brouard, President of the Committee forHealth & Social Care said:

'While CareWatch sits independently of HSC, it's a valuable tool in our armoury to ensure that we have eyes and ears on the ground to receive, and proactively seek, patient and service-user feedback.

With many exciting transformation projects across HSC, this is the perfect time for a new face at the helm to take CareWatch forward in its next chapter; we'd like to thank Mr Allsopp for his service and the positive foundations he has laid. We're eager that CareWatch should continue to provide an effective route for productive discussions.'

Those interested should contact Kim Brown on 725241 or email carewatch@gov.gg. For further information regarding CareWatch, please see https://carewatch.org.gg. Applications close on 2nd July 2021.

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