Join the Healthwatch South-East London Patient Group!

We’re looking to appoint up to three new members, residents of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, to sit on our Healthwatch South-East London Patient Group.

We are committed to creating a group which is reflective of our local communities. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic individuals and those from other under-represented backgrounds.

About Healthwatch Greenwich

We are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services in Royal Greenwich. We’re here to make sure that those running services put people at the heart of care.

Our sole purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf. We work to get services right for now and the future.

Role Description

You will work with Healthwatch Greenwich to ensure that the views of patients, carers and families are taken into consideration when health services are being planned or developed across south-east London. You will help facilitate the “patient voice” being heard within the South East London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the Integrated Care System, and health and care services in Greenwich and throughout south-east London. You will work alongside patient group members from Bexley, Bromley, Lambeth, Lewisham, and Southwark. The group is chaired by the Director, South East London Healthwatch. Please see the Role Description for more information.



The role is not paid, but out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed for travel, refreshments, care of dependants, including children, administration costs, e.g. data charges/mobile phone minutes, postage, phone calls, stationery, cost of attendance at events/courses when participating on behalf of the Healthwatch South-East London Patient Group.


Most meetings will be held on digital platforms. Occasional meetings in Greenwich and central London may be required.

Time commitment

Up to six 1.5 hour group meetings per year, plus occasional strategic meetings as required. Each session will require reading/review of related papers. There may be opportunities to join sub-committees and/or advisory groups, depending on areas of expertise.

Reporting to:

CEO of Healthwatch Greenwich

Closing date for applications

The deadline for the first round of interviews is 5pm, Friday 20th November 2020.

We are recruiting for this role on an on-going basis.


Download the application form, role description and terms of reference here:

HW SEL patient group terms of reference
HW SEL patient group member description
HW SEL patient group application form
HWG Equality Monitoring form

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