Helen Rushworth - Manager
Helen joins Healthwatch Bradford with a broad range of experience across the health and social care sector. Having worked in inclusion health, she brings enthusiasm and commitment to the team to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard regardless of their personal circumstances.
She has worked in Bradford for the last 20 years and is passionate about the city and in improving the lives of its citizens.
Nigel Ayre - Delivery Lead
Nigel has lived and worked in Yorkshire all his life and has extensive experience of working within the NHS and local government across the county during this time. He was the mental health representative on the Healthwatch North Yorkshire board from 2012 until 2016 and took over as Manager from 2016 - 2020. Prior to this he spent four years with York Mind working on projects seeking to improve the experience of those accessing mental health services and particularly for people from black and minority ethnic communities.
Nigel has a strong commitment to ensuring that the voice of those who use services is at the forefront of service design and delivery. He has strong experience of engaging both at grassroots and strategic level and is looking forward to using this to help improve health and social care in the Bradford area.
Alex Day - Communications Officer
Alex joined the team in September 2021 after a spell working for the NHS in Yorkshire in communications and media relations during the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine rollout. Prior to that he worked for Healthwatch in North Yorkshire and is well versed in making sure the right information is available to the public via Healthwatch, as well as helping local users of health and social care services share their stories and experiences.
Alex previously worked in Bradford during a lengthy career in regional media, including roles editing weekly newspapers in Cambridgeshire and a spell as Night Editor of The Yorkshire Post.