I am delighted that Healthwatch Bucks has been able to publish such a robust Annual Report for 2015/16. As recently appointed Chief Executive, I can take no credit for all the achievements outlined. However, I can take this opportunity to reiterate our thanks to all our supporters, our staff and in particular our volunteers.
Healthwatch Bucks is a small organisation, but it is able to achieve a disproportionate impact through the generous involvement of those who give their time in the cause of ensuring that the people’s experiences are at the heart of decision making about our local health and social care services. As Jenny Baker, our Chair, says in her introduction, “Although Healthwatch Bucks has a long way to go, we feel we are travelling at speed in the right direction”. I look forward to being part of guiding Healthwatch Bucks on that journey.
– Thalia Jervis, Chief Executive Healthwatch Bucks
We launched the report at the Gateway, Aylesbury on July 13th. Jane Mordue, Acting Chair of Healthwatch England, was our guest speaker. The launch was followed by our quarterly Board Meeting in Public.