Making health and social care services work better, for everyone

Chris Bain

Chief Executive

Chris joined Healthwatch Warwickshire as CE in June 2014. Previously CE of the UK Council on Deafness and Age UK in Sandwell, Chris was an elected Councillor and Mayor in 2010. He was Non-Executive Director of the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust between 2010 and 2015 and sat on the Executive Board of the Institute of Healthcare Management as Chair of Audit from May 2011 to October 2012. He chaired the Cabinet Office sponsored Infrastructure National Partnership from 2005 to 2006, was Chair of North Warwickshire Primary Care Trust between 2002 and 2006 and held Director General’s Office at Age Concern England for 10 years from 1997 to 2007.

Chris has chaired numerous Mental Health Act Hearings and regional appeals regarding Continuing Health Care. He currently sits on several Boards and Committees, including the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Adult Safeguarding Board, Health and Wellbeing Board Executive, STP Transition Board, Regional Quality Surveillance Group, Regional Healthwatch and the EqUIP Board.

He has an excellent understanding of the health and social care and integration agendas and is well placed to set the direction for the work of Healthwatch Warwickshire.

Email chris@healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk
Tel: 01926 422823

Chris Bain

Robyn Dorling

Engagement and Outreach Officer

Robyn joined Healthwatch Warwickshire as Administrative Assistant in May 2014 and quickly progressed to PA to senior management team. Robyn has recently moved in to the role of Engagement and Outreach Officer. Robyn’s in-depth knowledge and working experience of learning disabilities, acquired brain injury, mental health problems, autism and diabetes means that she has a great understanding of local service provision in these areas.

Email: robyn@healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk
Tel: 01926 422823

Robyn Dorling

Claire Jackson

Office Manager

Claire joined Healthwatch Warwickshire in June 2017. Claire brings wide-ranging experience to the role, including providing advice on HR, governance, constitutional and procedural matters, in addition to her accounting and finance credentials.

Email: claire@healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk
Tel: 01926 422823

Claire Jackson

Vina Fatania

Engagement and Outreach Officer

Vina joined Healthwatch Warwickshire in July 2017 as one of our Engagement and Outreach Officers, to help us improve engagement with those who use local services. Previously Physical Activity Development Officer at Sandwell Leisure Trust, Vina has extensive experience of, and a passionate interest in, patient public health and social care issues. She is excited to be in a position to help improve local services.

Email: vina@healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk
Tel: 01926 422823

Vina Fatania

Issy Jonas

Outreach and Engagement Officer

Before starting at Healthwatch in October 2018, Issy worked in the local community as an employment advisor, both in Brunswick Hub and the Job Centre, assisting job seekers to access the internet and find employment. She also has experience working in Supported Housing working with vulnerable people as well as in the NHS for 10 years providing recruitment and locum cover for medical staff. She has lived in Warwickshire her whole life and is really looking forward to working towards making a difference to the lives to of a wide range of local people.

Email: isobel@healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk 
Tel: 01926 422823

Lucy Dean

Team Administrator

Lucy started working at Healthwatch in October, following a break from her career in Civil Engineering to look after her two children for the last few years. She moved to the area following her Masters in Civil Engineering at Warwick University and has lived here for nearly 20 years. During her career she’s worked as a project manager in the construction industry, based in the West Midlands as well as internationally. One of her first jobs after leaving university was, in fact building a hospital. As well as working for us she currently volunteers with local youth church group. She’s pleased to be involved with Healthwatch Warwickshire now working to help people in the public sector.

Email: lucy@healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk
Tel: 01926 422823

Jessica Brooks

Insights and Communications Officer

Jess joined the Team in October 2018 after working for several years in the Warwickshire Mental Health Co-production Service. After graduating University with a Masters in Health Psychology she went on to work as a Research Assistant on a couple of Public Health funded projects at Coventry University. She’s now looking forward to combining both this academic background in Health Research and her experience in Service User Involvement in order to use the voice of the public to influence Health and Social Care services.

Email: jessica@healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk
Tel: 01926 422823

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