Victoria took over the post of Manager in September 2016, having worked as the Communications Manager since Healthwatch was created in 2013. Her background includes work for national charities and the NHS, as well as having run her own business. She is committed to continuing to develop Healthwatch Bradford and District, delivering excellent public engagement, and supporting her team to make a real difference to local health and social care.
Sue Howard - Development Worker
Sue has been part of the Healthwatch team since August 2014 and has a wide range of experience in health and social care, including mental health and older people's advocacy.
Paula Smith - Development Worker
Paula joined Healthwatch Bradford and District in February 2017. She has worked for the NHS for 14 years and has a wealth of experience. Paula’s role is to effectively engage with the public. She is committed to deliver on Healthwatch Bradford and District vision statement, working towards a society in which people’s health and social care needs are heard, understood and met. This resonates with her and she is keen to empower people to hold services accountable.
Sally Horner - Volunteer Coordinator
Sally joined the Healthwatch team in June 2013 as the Administrator. She has now moved into the role of Volunteer Coordinator and plans and delivers a programme of outreach and engagement activities across the community to gather the views of people who use health and social care. She recruits, trains and supports volunteers for a variety of roles, helping all of them achieve their potential, develop their skills and have a positive volunteering experience.
Adnan Ud-Din - Communications and Insight Officer
Adnan joined the Healthwatch team in February 2017 as our Communications and Insight Officer. Adnan’s background includes working within business intelligence, communications and social research roles for the social housing sector, academic institutions such as the University of Bradford and Leeds Metropolitan University, and running his own consultancy business. Adnan also has extensive voluntary experience and is currently on the management committee of a local community organisation based in Bradford.
Adnan’s role at Healthwatch is focused on ensuring the information we gather from people helps us understand what they really think of their health and social care services, whilst ensuring that information is communicated effectively to all of our key stakeholders in order to support the continuous improvement of those services across the district.
Catherine Wallis - Communications and Outreach Assistant
Ever since studying health from a social perspective at university, Catherine knew she wanted to work to ensure patients' voices are heard. She was very happy to join Healthwatch Bradford and District in October 2016 as the Communications and Outreach Assistant, soon after the completion of her degree. In this role she supports the work of other staff members.