Why volunteer with us?

  • Make a difference in your local community by giving people the opportunity to speak up about their health and social care
  • Make new friends as you become part of the Healthwatch team
  • Boost your CV as you develop new skills and confidence in the workplace
  • Use your skills to contribute to the success of Healthwatch across Bristol.

Volunteer Prioritisation Panel member

We are looking for a new volunteer to join our Healthwatch Bristol Prioritisation Panel. The main purpose of the Prioritisation Panel is to represent the voice of local people and work towards making positive changes in health and social care. This is achieved at quarterly meetings where we:

  • Prioritise issues: this is the main task of the panel and involves working with Healthwatch to analyse the data that Healthwatch holds in order to determine which themes or issues are of highest priority for patients and service users in Bristol.
  • Decide how issues are taken forward: Prioritisation Panel members working with Healthwatch recommend what form each piece of work could take, e.g. patient questionnaire, focus activity, patient and user interviews, specific tasks or other forms or processes as agreed by the panel.

Please download the role profile, application form and equality and diversity forms below and email them to: julia@healthwatchbnssg.co.uk when completed.

The deadline for applications is 6pm, Friday 27 November 2020.

If you have any questions please phone Julia on: 01275 854311 or 07517 426694.

Prioritisation Panel volunteer role description
Volunteer application form
Equality and diversity monitoring form

If you're interested in joining us as a volunteer and would like more information or an application form, please get in touch with Volunteer Co-ordinator Julia Senior-Smith by emailing: julia@healthwatchbnssg.co.uk or phoning: 01275 854311

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Help people in your community have their say on health and social care

Our volunteers play a vital role speaking to local people about their experiences and giving them opportunities to share their views and ideas for how services can improve. Many of our volunteers spend time in our community finding out what people think of local services and raising awareness of Healthwatch.

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Help improve local services

We train some of our volunteers to visit health and social care services and report on people's experiences. You might be observing the service, gathering the views of patients, residents and staff, and contributing to reports which highlight your findings.

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Help raise awareness of Healthwatch

As a volunteer, you could be attending community events to raise awareness of Healthwatch and encourage people to share their feedback on health and social care in our community.

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Develop your professional skills in an office environment

Volunteering with us is a great way to sharpen your existing skills and develop new ones. A volunteer position can help provide useful experience for your CV as well as giving you an opportunity to learn and improve on your areas of interest such as design and marketing, planning and administration or leading a project.