Healthwatch Sandwell Advisory Board

John Taylor (Chair)

John is the former West Midlands Head of the Big Lottery Fund where he led the regional team awarding around £60 million per year between 1992and 2013. Nationally he devised, using co-production methods, the £100 million Talent Match programme for... more

William Hodgetts (Member)

I was born in Langley near Oldbury and most people call me Bill.

During my National Service I was a Nursing Attendant. My working life consisted of Cuxson, Gerrard Ltd, Oldbury, Tube Products Ltd and the Rover Group.
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Dave Bradshaw

I have lived and worked in Sandwell for many years and have a keen interest in health and social care issues facing local residents. I have worked in the community and voluntary sector for nearly 25 years and currently... more

Patricia Johnson

Pat’s academic life commenced in North London where she gained a BSc (hons) Psychology degree at Middlesex University. On completion of her degree she started her career in mental health which now spans over 25 years. Pat has worked... more

Stephanie Thomas

Stephanie Thomas migrated from the twin-island of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. She is a highly motivated and competent healthcare professional with over 30 years ‘experience in speciality areas including general nursing, intensive care, midwifery and health visiting. Her... more

Valisha Malhi

I have lived and worked in Sandwell and Birmingham for 6 years and I am passionate in improving services and therefore recovery outcomes for those facing any difficulties within the community. I completed my undergraduate in Psychology at the University... more