Roger is one of our longer serving volunteers and has helped us on so many projects. We asked him to tell us why he enjoyed it.
"I began to work as an Enter and View volunteer representative for Healthwatch in 2016. I had managed a clinical psychology service in the NHS for 25 years and continued in private practice for another 23.
I wanted to give something back to the NHS for the privilege of being employed by it for so many years. From my experience in working within the NHS, I believed I had something to offer as a Healthwatch volunteer.
I applied to be an Enter and View representative because that role provided me with face to face contact with both NHS and Social Services staff and patients. I am very grateful to Healthwatch for giving me the opportunity to be one of its representatives. I have particularly enjoyed working closely with other volunteers and with front-line staff to improve the environment and the services provided for patients.
During the past four years I have participated in visiting hospitals, GP practices, nursing homes, and patients at home. I have gained a lot personally from these projects and I believe I have made some important contributions to improving the care patients receive from NHS and Local Authority Services."
Enter & View Volunteer