Meet the team

Welcome to Healthwatch Sandwell. We are the independent patient champion for health and social care in Sandwell, delivered by Engaging Communities Staffordshire.

Our role is to champion for the interests of those using health and social care services across Sandwell and to give local people an opportunity to speak out about their concerns and health care priorities.

We have a small staff team supported by a dedicated group of volunteers.

Alexia Farmer

Alexia is the Healthwatch Sandwell Manager. She was appointed on 1st May 2019.

Ashley Lovell is our Digital Engagement Officer. He joined us in June 2021.

Anita Andrews

Anita Andrews is our Engagement and Volunteer Lead and has been with Healthwatch Sandwell since October 2014.

Melissa Elders

Melissa is our Community Outreach Lead and has been with Healthwatch Sandwell since September 2014.

Sophie Shuttlewood

Sophie is also our Projects and Partnership Lead and has been with us since October 2019

Leanne Abbott

Leanne has joined us to engage with young people and promote our Youth Watch team.

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