Healthwatch Gateshead Committee

Are you ready for an exciting opportunity to shape the future of health and social care services in Gateshead?

Healthwatch Gateshead is the independent champion for people who use local health and social care services.

We hold health and social care service providers to account in Gateshead for the services they commission and deliver.

Why join us?

As the voice of local people using health and social care, we ensure service providers listen and influence them to make changes so their services better meet the needs of the community. Your involvement will be instrumental in shaping the very fabric of health and social care services in Gateshead.

Your role:

We are seeking passionate individuals from diverse backgrounds to:

  1. Provide leadership and direction to Healthwatch Gateshead
  2. Act as an individual ambassador for Healthwatch Gateshead.
  3. Promote good governance
  4. Oversee research and engagement projects undertaken by Healthwatch Gateshead. Role and purpose of Healthwatch Gateshead Committee:

The main purpose of the Healthwatch Gateshead Committee is to act as an advisory body to deliver Healthwatch activities.

This includes to:

  • oversee the strategic direction of Healthwatch Gateshead
  • prioritise work to be undertaken.
  • agree works plan based on issues raised and requests received from a wide variety of commissioning agents
  • provide scrutiny and oversight, monitoring and reviewing progress against stated priorities and aims.
  • Monitoring performance against key performance indicators

We understand the demands of time, so we ask for a minimum commitment of one day per month. 


  • We are looking for individuals with a passion for promoting better health and social care outcomes
  • Can you bring a cooperative and supportive approach?
  • If you're ready to participate in discussions effectively, represent people’s views professionally, work as part of a dynamic team, and champion organisational change and improvement, we want YOU!


  • Age restrictions
    over 18
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 31/01/2024

End Date: 17/12/2025

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Davidson Building,
Swan Street
Tyne and Wear

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