Manager - Sarah Hutchinson

Sarah Hutchinson - Manager

Sarah joined Healthwatch Bradford and District in November 2017, and has now returned after a period of maternity leave. Sarah is passionate about quality service experience and in ensuring voice and representation in the design, development and delivery of services. Sarah manages the Healthwatch Bradford and District team.

Alan Walsh - Engagement Officer

Alan Walsh - Engagement Officer

Alan joined the team in May 2019. Alan has worked for the Healthwatch network since 2014, in varying roles across the country. Alan coordinates the Enter & View programme and supports our wider Engagement Programme to ensure that the public are telling us about their experiences of NHS services in the area.

Sara Firth - Engagement Officer

Sara Firth - Engagement Officer

Sara joined the team in July 2019. She believes that receiving comments from patients and the public is an effective tool in getting services right. Sara values positive and negative feedback on services. She feels that when experiences are used in a meaningful way by service commissioners and providers, they can inform and shape services and improve their quality.

Amanda Szekely - Communications Officer

Amanda joined the team in November 2019. Her role is to raise awareness of our work across the district. This involves supporting the provision of clear information for signposting and making sure that local communities understand what our role is and how best to reach us with queries or concerns. Amanda is keen to produce co-ordinating messages for Healthwatch Bradford and District's different audiences, be they service users, partner organisations, health or social care providers.

Helen Rushworth - Service Coordinator

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.

Rachel Stanton - Project Officer

Rachel joined the team in July 2019, leading on our new project: Happy, Healthy, at Home. The project follows the Big Conversation we undertook in 2017 as is delivered in partnership with NHS Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Groups.  She is passionate about valuing diversity and difference, reducing poverty and improving people’s quality of life through working with communities and people. Rachel has extensive experience of working in health and voluntary and community sector projects.