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


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

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