Meet the team

Meet the team responsible for delivering Healthwatch Staffordshire.

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.

Baz Tameez | Manager


Baz is passionate about working with seldom heard communities such as homeless people, young care leavers and people from minority groups. Baz is responsible for the strategic focus and delivery of Healthwatch Staffordshire and has a degree in Law from... more

Dave Bassett | Engagement Officer


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 Leicestershire and North Staffordshire both as a provider and a... more

Emma Ford | Engagement Officer


Emma has a law degree, legal practice certificate, and 15 years’ experience of working in the voluntary sector, including as a Volunteer Generalist Advisor at Stoke Citizen’s Advice Bureau (latterly specialising in Debt Work), and as the Media Bureau Co-ordinator... more

Sarah Gorton | Engagement Officer


Sarah worked for the NHS for 30 years as a Registered General Nurse in both clinical and non-clinical roles. She has a BSc in Specialist Nursing practice from the University of Staffordshire. As a clinical nurse she worked in a... more

Claire Hill | Project Officer/Data Analyst


Claire completed degrees in Maths and Control Systems before starting her career working in Research with British Gas. She later moved to Lucas Aerospace to work in the I.T. Department supporting users in the business with software packages and... more

Janine Proctor


Janine Proctor – Social Care Engagement Officer
Janine has a number of professional qualifications which include: PhD Social Policy (ABD), BA (Hons) Social Work, Accredited Early Attachment Practitioner, Open University – Health and Social Care (K100) and Diploma in Nursery... 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