Our Board

Meet the Healthwatch Gloucestershire Local Board

Patti Crompton

Local Board Member

Since retiring, Patti has dedicated herself to the pursuit of life, family, health and happiness and loves to travel.  Patti has a keen interest in education as well as in nutrition and health, her particular health interests include teenage health and wellbeing, the impact of obesity on the NHS, and health and social care for older people.

After working in banking, computing and training, Patti embarked on a complete career change and became a teacher for post-16 students.  She progressed to senior management roles in a number of Further Education colleges, including UK Manager for Further Education.

Sacha Hannah

Local Board Member

Sacha is a Project Manager with Gloucestershire County Council.  Her interest in health began when she studied Applied Biochemistry at University, where she undertook 18 months investigation of cancer research both in the UK and in Germany.  This interest led to her studying for a Masters in Public Health.

She then worked in India and sub-Saharan Africa on the supply of essential medicines for the under-5’s suffering from a range of infectious diseases including malaria and tuberculosis.  More recently Sacha has worked in the UK in Public Health and here in Gloucestershire in the public health department of Gloucestershire County Council.  She also volunteers for the charity, Meningitis Now based in Stroud.

Clare Lucas

Local Board Member

Clare is an independent trainer based in Stroud but working all over the UK.  She works with local authorities, providers and the NHS delivering training across a range of subjects including adult safeguarding, Mental Capacity Act and DOLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) awareness, professional boundaries and lone working.

Her background was working with young homeless people before moving to a training and development role for a national organisation supporting providers of supported housing.  She is also a governor of a local primary school and works for Gloucestershire County Council, training and supporting local governing boards with governance.  Her particular interests for Healthwatch include social care and transition arrangements for children and young people moving to adult services.

Gill Bridgland

Gill Bridgland

Local Board Member

Maggie Powell

Maggie Powell

Local Board Advisor

Freya Neason

Freya Neason

Local Board Member

Nikki Richardson

Nikki Richardson

Local Board Member

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