Healthwatch City of London retains distinct board
Healthwatch City of London will be recruiting a new chair and expanding its board over coming months.
Board members agreed to recruit a new chair and four additional members when it met on 15 May.
More information on the roles and how to apply for them will widely distributed to members and the wider community this summer.
A fresh round of board recruitment will enable Healthwatch City of London to continue to be governed by a separate board under the new contract arrangements that began on 1 April 2018.
Healthwatch City of London and Healthwatch Hackney have agreed to hold board meetings 'in common' every six weeks but the City board will have separate voting rights on City-specific issues.
The aim is to ensure that City of London residents and workers have a distinct voice reflecting their particular experiences of health and care services.
Changes to Healthwatch City of London follow transfer of the contract from Age UK East London to Healthwatch Hackney and the resignation of the former chair.
Healthwatch City of London is planning a public meeting in September to find out from local people and city workers what they want from their Healthwatch.
If you want to have an informal chat about what board membership entails, please email Jon Williams on email@example.com or call 020 7923 8358.