Meet the team

Meet the team responsible for delivering Healthwatch Staffordshire.

In delivering Healthwatch Staffordshire, the ECS Board are advised by a Healthwatch Advisory Board drawn from members of the public. This group provides advice on:

  • Healthwatch priorities
  • The Enter and View programme to monitor the quality of care
  • Identifying key public concerns
  • Community engagement activity

They act as the voice of the people and make sure that Healthwatch Staffordshire adheres to the core principles of confidentiality, respect, feedback, transparency and influence.

Simon Fogell | Chief Executive Officer

Email: simon.fogell@weareecs.co.uk

Simon Fogell has had 25 years’ experience in local government ranging from management in children’s residential homes to Policy Manager for both children’s and adult social care. Simon led the communications and engagement for the introduction of personalisation within adult... more

Carol Hewitt | Engagement & Information Lead

Email: carol.hewitt@healthwatchstaffordshire.co.uk

Carol joined Engaging Communities in 2017 after a move to Staffordshire and a career change. Carol had spent many years working in London, with nearly 20 years working in the minor metals industry which involved establishing good working relationships... more

Karren Winters-Cavalot | Information, Communications and Projects Officer

Email: karren.winters-cavalot@healthwatchstaffordshire.co.uk

Karren qualified as a Registered General Nurse working at a large hospital for several years in Emergency Medicine before becoming a Ward Sister and then Operational Bed Manager. Karren then moved on to be a Fertility Nurse Specialist supporting patients... more

Sarah Tingey | Senior Analyst

Email: sarah.tingey@healthwatchstaffordshire.co.uk

“Sarah joined Healthwatch Staffordshire in December 2020 as Community Outreach Lead. Sarah graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, which is where her passion for health and social care began. She then... more

Dave Bassett | Community Outreach Lead

Email: david.bassett@healthwatchstaffordshire.co.uk

Dave joined Healthwatch Staffordshire in July 2021 as Community Outreach Lead for East Staffordshire. Dave has been involved with Health and Social Care since 1972, working for Cumbria, Derbyshire and Staffordshire Social Services. He has also held senior management roles... more

Derek Hoey | Healthwatch Advisory Board Member

I am 66 years old, married with two sons and two granddaughters. I have lived in Tamworth for the past 38 years, although I am of proud Scottish heritage, having... more

Frances Beatty | Board member of ECS.

Most of my career was spent working for a membership organisation, (Country Land & Business Association – CLA), influencing national/regional government policy making: - steered by the evidence base of... more

David Bassett | Healthwatch Advisory Board Member

Dave has been involved with Health and Social Care since 1972, working for Cumbria, Derbyshire and Staffordshire Social Services. He has also held senior management roles in the NHS in... more