Healthwatch Brighton and Hove Chair steps down after 8 years

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove is searching for a successor to Fran McCabe, who currently leads the board and will be stepping down at the end of March after 8 years in the role. 

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove is looking to appoint a new chair to help improve the voice of local people in health and social care services. The independent champion works to ensure people across Brighton and Hove have a say in how local health and social care services develop. 

“Our Healthwatch has a unique and well-respected position in the local health and care system. We have statutory rights and are expected to shout out if things are not as they should be for patients and service users. But we also see ourselves as a real force for change by working with others such as local councils, hospitals, GPs and voluntary organisations.”
— Outgoing Chair, Fran McCabe

The role is strategic and involves representing the organisation and presenting local people’s views at a senior level. 

The new chair would lead an experienced operational team, which is supported by a dedicated group of local volunteers devoted to achieving change in services to make them the best they could be for patients and the public.

Interested in applying?

A rare opportunity to head the statutory independent organisation that amplifies the voices of people about the city’s health and social care services. 

We welcome applications from all parts of our diverse communities. If you want to talk to someone about this role contact our current Chair at

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