Our Chair, Shelagh Prosser
Shelagh got involved with Healthwatch because she wants to play a part in preserving and improving health and social care services for Islington residents.
Shelagh helps organisations eliminate discrimination and advance equality of opportunity in their employment practices and service delivery. She is also the chair of a women's organisation based in Islington, a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and a NCVO Approved Consultant.
Clara is the Healthwatch Islington Treasurer. Clara is an accountant with many years experience, performing this role in a range of industries.
Med leads an Islington based management consultancy that supports public and private health service providers to improve performance, achieve financial sustainability and deliver a better patient experience. He has previous managerial experience within the NHS and with private health service providers.
Med also served as the chair of the Havering LINk, a network of some one hundred volunteers and organisations working together to improve local health and social care services.
Ros has recently retired from an international development role, and has many years of experience working for and with charities. She believes that good health is the foundation of wellbeing, and got involved with Healthwatch to help ensure everyone in the borough gets quality services which meet their varied needs. She is particularly interested in our focus on community participation and empowerment.
Rose is an active member of many local community organisations, particularly those operating at the intersection between housing and health. As a mother, she is also concerned with the health and wellbeing of children in Islington.
Seeing Healthwatch as a critical friend to commissioners of services, Rose works to share information about the organisation through her networks, to reach targeted groups that would normally be difficult to reach.
Both as a healthcare professional, and a mother who has lived in four different countries, Annie is aware how the quality of health services can vary. Having originally trained as a pharmacist, much of Annie's professional experience has involved evaluating the effectiveness of healthcare systems and health policy.
An Islington resident, Annie has joined Healthwatch to help improve the quality of care for everyone in the borough, and to learn more about local initiatives.
Jana is a project manager and academic with an expertise in palliative care. She has a good understanding of the services available, as well as the needs of palliative care patients, their families and their carers. Jana believes their needs are often underrepresented. Jana also has a strong interest in promoting patient choice, public health and well-being.
As an Islington resident, Jana has joined Healthwatch Islington to help bring about positive change in her own borough.