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Healthwatch Lancashire appoint new Interim Chairman

Mike Wedgeworth MBE has been appointed as Interim Chairman of the Healthwatch Lancashire Board of Directors.

Mike Wedgeworth MBE, a Canon at Blackburn Cathedral and former Chief Executive of Hyndburn Borough Council, will provide leadership to the Board of Directors of Healthwatch Lancashire, the powerful public voice when it comes to health and social care.

Healthwatch Lancashire appoint new Interim Chairman

Mike, who brings a wealth of third sector experience to the role as the Independent Chair of Third Sector Lancashire, said:

“I see this role as a follow-on from my work with voluntary, community and faith groups over many years. There are huge changes going on in the National Health Service and in social care, and Healthwatch is a vital route to influencing those changes for the good of the people and communities of Lancashire.”

Healthwatch Lancashire Chief Executive, Gill Brown, said:

“I am delighted that Mike has been appointed as Interim Chair of Healthwatch Lancashire. His vast experience and wealth of knowledge about issues facing health and wellbeing will help to ensure that Healthwatch Lancashire is in the best possible position to represent the people of Lancashire.”

Mike Wedgeworth was awarded the MBE in 2010 for services to Further Education and the Community of Lancashire.

Healthwatch Lancashire is the public voice on health and social care with the role to listen and the power to significantly influence change within the health and social care system.

Pictured above: New Healthwatch Lancashire Interim Chair Mike Wedgeworth with Chief Executive Gill Brown (second left) and the new Healthwatch Lancashire Enter and View Team