Healthwatch Dudley is looking for board members

Posted by on August 13, 2013 in Home Page | 0 comments

HW_Dudley_A4cropCould you represent people who access health or social care services in Dudley borough?

Are you passionate about maintaining and improving the quality of local services?

Do you have the skills to help drive the development of Healthwatch Dudley?

Who are we looking for?

Ideally you will live in Dudley borough so that you have a good grasp of the landscape and issues surrounding health and social care in the area. You will have a keen interest in health or social care issues and a passion for making local services the best that they can be.

You might be someone who accesses local services, a carer or an ex-health professional who now wishes to contribute in a voluntary capacity to shaping health and social care.

You will also have some understanding and experience of service changes, perhaps you have asked ‘why’ or ‘how’ in the past and have been a voice in making change happen.

What will being a board member mean?

Members of the Healthwatch Dudley Board will be asked to commit to 2-3 meetings per quarter. This may be more during set up. You will commit to supporting one or more areas of interest across the health and social care arena including:
• Primary health care
• Secondary health care
• Adult social care, including residential care
• Mental health care
• Public health
• Children and young people’s care and health

How do I apply?

Download a pack from, or call 03000 111 001 to request a copy by email, post or in an alternative format.

What happens next?

Applications will be assessed by a panel and shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in an assessed interactive workshop on the evening of: Wednesday 11th September.

Come and meet the team for an informal chat!

We’re sure you will have lots of questions… so have set a date where you can comeand meet the team over tea and cake. You will be able to find out more about Healthwatch Dudley, get answers to anything that you are not sure about and pick up an application pack if you have not already downloaded or requested one.

Wednesday August 14th, Café Grande, 15 Stone Street, Dudley DY1 1NS
Please drop in anytime between 5 & 7pm.

The deadline for the return of application forms is 5pm Friday 23rd August 2013.


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