Healthwatch Birmingham believes everyone deserves the best possible care. We fight health inequalities by giving people a voice in improving the health and social care services they use, and work with services to ensure long-lasting benefits for patients. We have recently supported members of the Somali community, young people with mental health issues and people with visual impairments to call for change. We also run an Information and Signposting service helping people to find the best care and support they need for their personal situation.

With Healthwatch Birmingham and Healthwatch Solihull reaching more people and having more impact each year, we’re looking for new Non-Executive Directors to join our Board and guide us through the next stages of our development. It’s a challenging but exciting time for local health and social care services as they recover from the pandemic, with opportunities to tackle some of the long-standing health inequalities that affect the region’s most vulnerable people.

Healthwatch Birmingham and Healthwatch Solihull is completely independent of the NHS and social care services, and is recognised and respected for representing the public voice in local health and social care. We are determined to constantly innovate and increase our reach even further into diverse communities to hear what everyone has to say, and need a Board with a wide range of backgrounds and experience to help us achieve this.

If you share our commitment to ensuring that everyone can access timely and appropriate care in a health and social care system that treats them with respect, please email [email protected] for more details or call Diane Hickey on 0800 652 5278 to arrange an informal chat.