Advisory Board minutes January 2020

Our Advisory Board met to discuss local Health and Social care issues and how these can be improved locally.
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Discussion regarding Healthwatch Southend good working practice, liaision with HW England and HW Essex, vacancy of HWS Strategic Manager role, general public question submission and answers, introduction of potential volunteer advisory board members.

Key Notes

  • Operations manager confirmed conversations around good working practice with HW England; future plans looking at engagement and events and specific volunteer roles and process.
  • Confirmation Strategic Manager Role within HWS was filled subject to recruitment reference requirement
  • Several pre-submitted questions from the public regarding: number of active PPGs (patient participation groups), Medicine stock levels locally, Wheelchair referral criteria
  • Introduction and welcome of two potential volunteer Advisory Board members with background information


  • Interest expressed in PCN's (Primary Care Networks)
  • PPG local memberships and activity
  • Children with additional needs local service provision


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Advisory Board Minutes (Public) 28th January 2020

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