Our Independent Strategic Advisory Body (ISAB) are a strategic partner to the Executive team, bringing added independent lay insight, and overview regarding delivery of the annual strategic workplan, and contributing to safeguarding the probity and transparency of Local Healthwatch.
Our ISAB is made of the following individuals:
- Helen Grimwood (Contractual lead)
- Moira Harrison (Delivery lead)
- Conrad Thompson (lay representative)
- Jim Chase (lay representative)
- Matthew Handley (lay representative)
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I joined Healthwatch in October 2019 has the Delivery Manager. I have lived and worked in the Hull area for most of my life. I grew up in the east of the city and later moved to the west Hull area and more recently to the outskirts of Hull.
I have over 20 years’ experience of working in the Health and Social Care field, working as a Registered Manager in a residential home and in the Home Care Service. I worked in the social care department at HRI and manned a team of social workers before having a brief spell working for the Trust in a multi-agency team based in the discharge hub.
I have Social Work and Best Interest Assessor qualifications and a post graduate in Managing Health and Social Care and look forward to working hard to raise the profile of Healthwatch and gather the public experience of health and social care.
I am a Senior Operations Manager for a local charity that supports people with severe learning disabilities and autism in the Hull and the East Riding region. Having previously worked for Yorkshire & Humber KIDS until graduating university with an MSc, I have many years’ experience of the Health & Social Care Sector.
I am interested and passionate about improving health and social care services within the local community. In particular, ensuring that people with disabilities have a voice and supported to share their experiences. I aim to use my experience and skills to promote and encourage positive changes and ensure people’s feedback is heard.
I am very enthusiastic to be involved and look forward to contributing to Healthwatch Hull.
Jim has lived in Hull with his family for over 30 years and is now semi-retired from a career in technology and business leadership. Jim brings to the advisory board an in-depth experience of NHS and Social Care technology delivery, many years of board level leadership across a wide range of organisations and 15+ years experience as a foster carer to many young people.
Jim’s role on the ISAB is to support the Healthwatch Hull team as it helps commissioners and providers understand the impact of their service design, delivery and behaviours through the experience of patients, service users and their families.