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Public representatives - Integrated commissioning

The public representatives sit on the boards of the Care Workstreams and Enabler Groups of the integrated commissioning programme.

They play an important role making sure the work includes residents’ perspectives. To contact them with any feedback or issues you would like raised on your behalf please email info@healthwatchcityoflondon.org.uk and it will be passed on.

The public representatives report into the Engagement Enabler Group that is co-chaired by the Director of Healthwatch Hackney and the City & Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)'s lay member for Patient and Public Involvement.

Ida Scoullos - Unplanned Care Workstream

As a Hackney resident and service user, I want to make sure patients’ voices are heard. I currently sit as Public/Patient Representative on the Long Term Condition’s Board, Children’s Board and Unplanned Care Board. I also Chair the Patient User Experience Group, the only patient-led group in Hackney and City. I have also been elected to co-Chair and represent children’s and families views on the Community Engagement Network. I have a real interest in both health and social care. I am a member of Homerton University hospital, East London Foundation Trust, City and Hackney Health and Social Care Forum, the Patients Participation Group, Healthwatch Hackney, Hackney CVS, and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Michael Vidal - Planned Care Workstream and Estates Enabler Group

Michael has worked in patient involvement since 2007. He first worked as a member of one of the first two patient forums in Hackney. While there he worked on the transition to Local Involvement Networks and was on the steering committee of Hackney LINk. Again he was involved in the move from LINks to Healthwatch Hackney and was one of the original members of Healthwatch Hackney and on its board from 2013 to 2016. Over the last seven years he has worked on a number of pan-London and sector wide service transformations. Michael is the patient representative on the Prescribing Programme Board, the Estates Enabler Group and the Planned Care Workstream. He is keen to ensure that the voice of the patient is heard in service development. Outside of his patient involvement work, Michael sits on the school admissions panel for Hackney. He also chairs Exclusion Review Panels and is a former School Governor.

Heather Finlay - Unplanned care workstream

Elspeth Williams - Planned care workstream


Natascha Turner - Prevention workstream

Ann Marie Dawkins - Children, Young People and Maternity workstream



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