Supporting our community through COVID-19

Tales from the ‘Spark’ side By Tanya Camberwell, Healthwatch Somerset Engagement Officer. The effects of COVID-19 are currently impacting all aspects of life in the UK, and Healthwatch Somerset is not alone when it comes to being innovative in the way we contribute...

Meet our new Manager Hannah

The experience of caring for a terminally ill relative has given Hannah Gray a real passion for ensuring local people have their say on health and social care services in Somerset. Hannah, the new Manager of Healthwatch Somerset, found it difficult to access the right...

Farewell to Healthwatch Somerset manager Emily

Manager Emily Taylor will continue to help make the public voice heard as she leaves Healthwatch Somerset this month. Emily will take up the position of Lead Engagement Officer at Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, overseeing the engagement work to ensure the...

Pastures new for CEO Mary Curran

Staff and volunteers bid a fond farewell today to Healthwatch Somerset’s parent company Chief Executive Officer Mary Curran as she leaves to take on a national role. Mary joined the team in April 2018 to oversee the strategic development of Evolving Communities...

Join a People’s Panel

Have your say on the future of health and social care in Somerset – by joining a new Public and Patient People’s Panel. Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group are looking for people to join the panel and subsequent focus groups, so the public can have their...

Improving Lives Strategy

Healthwatch Somerset will be monitoring the progress of a new strategy, launched this month by Somerset’s Health and Wellbeing Board.  The Improving Lives strategy is the 10-year plan for the Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board, which Healthwatch Somerset has a...