Healthwatch Lancashire present at NHS governor focus conference

Healthwatch Lancashire Chief Executive, Gill Brown, presented at the NHS Providers Conference, Governor Focus 2015, in London.

The inaugural Governor Focus conference brought together governors from across acute, ambulance, community and mental health trusts to share their experiences and explore how governors can be best equipped to support trusts in delivering quality healthcare.

Like councils of governors, Healthwatch Lancashire has the role of listening to local communities and has the power to significantly influence change within the health and social care system.

This session looked at how governors can, and are, working collaboratively with Healthwatch colleagues to help improve the experience of patients in our health services.

Gill Brown, Healthwatch Lancashire Chief Executive, said: “Presenting at the Governor Focus event raised the profile for listening to views of patients and the public.”

“Local Healthwatch organisations play an important role in making sure that these views are acted upon by those who manage and run health and social care services.”