Public Board Meetings
Healthwatch Hillingdon board meetings are open to the public and are held quarterly. Papers can be downloaded from our Publications page, and the dates of future meetings are published on our events page. If you would like to attend our meetings and have any special recquirements (eg hearing loop or wheelchair access, please contact us in advance).
Turkay Mahmoud is Acting Chair of Healthwatch Hillingdon Board
Turkay has lived in Hillingdon for 31 years and has significant leadership experience in education at school, local authority, regional and national level having worked in education and the public sector for nearly 40 years. During his career he taught in a number of schools in West London and was a headteacher of a new school. He later worked in a senior leadership capacity in several local authorities with responsibility for school development and improvement.
During the past fifteen years Turkay has developed his own consultancy through which he has worked on a number of national change programmes: school workforce reform and extended services for schools. More recently, he has been involved in providing careers advice and information services to students through the Inspiring Futures Foundation (a charitable organisation).
Turkay has devoted his time to Healthwatch Hillingdon in order to give something back to the community. Turkay’s aim for Healthwatch Hillingdon is to develop an effective, influential voice for Hillingdon residents in the provision of future health and social care throughout the Borough.
Turkay’s aim for Healthwatch Hillingdon is to develop an effective, influential voice for Hillingdon residents in the provision of future health and social care in the Borough.
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Allen Bergson is a Board member of Healthwatch Hillingdon
Allen has 40 years experience in voluntary work in the boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon, primarily on disability issues. He was Chairman of the Harrow Association of Disabled People (HAD).
Allen was also a Forum Member for Hillingdon on the Patient & Public Involvement in Health, and many other disability focus groups.
Allen is a mystery shopper on most services provided by Social Services, Social Care and Wheelchairs, plus he gives advice and guidance on the procurement of contracts for Aids and Equipment, Wheelchairs and Pressure Seating.
Being on the Board……..
I joined Healthwatch to prevent Hillingdon residents from having to rely on a post code lottery, as I always believed that we should all have a say on our Health Services.
I have continued volunteering for healthwatch as we have delivered genuine benefits to the public and we hope to replicate the same in the future.
Hillingdon’s Healthwatch has received recognition from the Council, CCG, NHS,Voluntary Groups and especially the Hillingdon residents, this is due to the hard work of our staff and our dedicated volunteers.
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Graham Hawkes is Chief Executive Officer of Healthwatch Hillingdon
Arlene Jobs is a Board member of Healthwatch Hillingdon
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Baj Mathur MBE
Baj Mathur is a Board member of Healthwatch Hillingdon
Baj Mathur has been in the arena of Health & Social Care for almost 15 years. He entered the field as his elderly mother suffered with Dementia. Slowly but surely over the years he and his wife learned the ways and means of caring and they cared for her until they could no longer cope at home. Baj is keen, interested, and wish to actively continue his charity work to support holistically the affected families.
Married with two sons and five grand children. He worked as an Architect and Town Planner at senior level in two London Boroughs, Camden and Harrow. Retired in 1993 and ever since then been involved with volunteering work.
Burns Musanu is a Board member of Healthwatch Hillingdon
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Keritha Ollivierre is a Board member of Healthwatch Hillingdon
Kay is a development and change manager specialising in embedding all areas of equality, diversity and human rights to maximise organisational effectiveness. Kay has extensive experience of working in the private and public sectors as well as establishing her own Change management consultancy.
After leaving Hatch End College of FE, Kay’s working career started in Financial Services as a small business manager at Barclays Bank in 1982. She acquired a post graduate diploma in Human Resources and Development at Thames Valley University in 1998 and moved into a generalist Human Resources Role. Kay progressed from various roles to an HR business partner within the Barclays Group and was approached in 2000 to set up the Bank’s first Global Equality and Diversity Department working across 4 continents of retail banking operations.
Kay left Barclays in 2004 and after travelling for 10 months, returning to the UK and joined the NHS in 2005 as the Equality and Diversity Manager in Hillingdon. Kay developed and implemented the strategy for staff, patients and the community across the local health economy – Acute Trust, Primary Care Trust and Hillingdon Community Health whilst undertaking an MBA at Brunel University. The role at Hillingdon continued for 5 years until the PCT re-organisation in 2009, Kay completed her MBA in 2010 and moved across into a Public Health role at Hillingdon until June 2011.
In line with the government’s plans to consolidate London health services, the equality and diversity expertise across North West London diminished. In addition to her Public Health role, Kay was asked to support NHS North West London Strategic Health Authority devise an Engagement and Inclusion strategy to meet their duties to the Health and Social Care Act (Sections 2&3 – The NHS Constitution and to reduce health inequalities) and the Equality Act 2010 (the general and specific equality duties). The legislative frameworks needed to be linked to all Primary Care operations and embedded into the Shaping a Healthier Future Consultation and workforce transition to the new organisations.
Kay accepted a 15 month contract and as part of the NWL SHA senior team, reported directly to the Regional Director for Quality and Safety and deputising for the Assistant Director until 31st March 2013.
Rashmi Varma is a Board member of Healthwatch Hillingdon