Our Experience

Current – indications of our members’ current activities and representations

Over 70 people have joined NESCHA and each has brought personal experiences, as a patient, a person who uses services or as a carer, and, based on these experiences, involvement in numerous networks, committees and so on – some examples set out below:

  • Healthwatches [and previously LINks and PPIs]
  • Patient Participation Groups
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • NHS Trust Boards
  • Health and Well Being Boards
  • Patient Reference Groups
  • Local Councils Committees including Scrutiny, Care
  • Care Quality Commission – Experts by Experience

Professional experience social work, including social work management, nurses [ general, surgical and mental health] including Ward sisters, military, business and accountancy.

Qualifications various PhD and Masters, including Social Research, various nursing, social work qualifications, as well as accountancy, engineering,


numerous short courses and training related to the sector, including safeguarding, dementia, Enter and View , Mental Capacity Act, and many more

Past Experience and activities [ some ongoing] include the following :

Hartlepool Carers   –  Chair
Hartlepool Young Carers  – Chair
Hartlepool Development Agency – Board member
Hartlepool Community Network
Hartlepool Borough Council Dignity Champions
Hartlepool B.C. Transport Champions
North Tees & Hartlepool Trust Quality Standards Comm.

  • Audit of Clinical Effectiveness Committee
  • A & E  Group
  • Maternity Services

Strategic Health Authority – Patients Safer Care

Strategic Health Authority – Suicide Prevention Regional Committee

North East Ambulance Trust – Committee member

Skills for Care – North East – Regional Committee Member

Skills for Care – North East – Executive Committee Member

Tees Valley Alliance – Chair

Newcastle Safer Care North East – Members

Patient Safety Action team – Members

SCNE programme participants

Leaflet Design pathway from Hospital to home or a care /nursing Home, recording/scoring journey of care

PEAT (Patient Environment Action Team) Audits of Primary Care Hospitals

Redcar GP pathfinder Consortium – members of Clinical Council

Links – members and have carried out a range of enter and views, reporting findings

and training

LINks – received Enter & View Training

Safeguarding Adults training

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