Chief Executive set to leave Healthwatch Lancashire

Gill Brown, the current Healthwatch Lancashire Chief Executive is leaving to take up a Lay Member position with a Clinical Commissioning group in Merseyside.

The Healthwatch Lancashire Board of Directors has appointed Sheralee to undertake the Chief Officer role from 1st April 2016 having previously excelled in a Senior Manager position.

Sheralee Turner-Birchall joined Healthwatch Lancashire on the 1st April 2014, after spending the previous nine years working within the voluntary, community and faith sector, holding positions such as Service Manager, Project Manager, Development Officer, Volunteer Co-ordinator and Trainer and Assessor. Sheralee also has experience of working within local government, the Civil Service and the private sector.

Gill Brown, who has been in post as Chief Executive since November 2014, said: “Working with Healthwatch Lancashire and our health and social care partners in Lancashire has been such a privilege and I’m delighted to see that the organisation has appointed Sheralee to lead the team at such a challenging time for local health and social care services.”

Sheralee Turner-Birchall, commented: “I am absolutely delighted to be taking on the role of Chief Officer with Healthwatch Lancashire.  I am honoured and excited to continue the work of Gill Brown, recognising and accepting the responsibility that is expected of this position, that is to ensure that the people of Lancashire are given the opportunities to shape the future of health and adult social care services in Lancashire.”

Healthwatch Lancashire is the voice of the public when it comes to health and social care in Lancashire, making sure their views and experiences are listened to by those who run, plan and regulate health and social care services and to influence service improvements.