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Our Board

Meet the Healthwatch Gloucestershire Local Board

Nikki Richardson

Chair of Local Board

Nikki is a former NHS Clinician, Executive and Non Executive Director.  She also formed a consultancy providing advice and project management on HR related issues.  Throughout her extensive and wide-ranging career, she worked with people who use health and social care services, to better understand their expectations and needs, while gaining valuable insight into their priorities and how they believe services could improve.

Nikki firmly believes services are better when these views are listened to an acted upon.  She said: “Working with Healthwatch Gloucestershire puts the public at the heart of developing and improving local services and provides the opportunity to ensure their voice is heard.  My passion is that services should consistently be of the highest quality possible, provided by caring staff who work in partnership with the individual and their family.”

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.

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

Sacha Hannah

Sacha Hannah

Local Board Advisor

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