Our Chair, Phil Morgan

I have lived in Salford for 7 years and my work and my passion is empowering people.

I am a leading specialist working with a range of social landlords and tenants on regulatory compliance, good governance, tenant scrutiny, and involvement. I am also a speaker and commentator.

I was formerly Chief Executive of TPAS (Tenants' Participation Advisory Service) for 10 years and a senior housing regulator. Currently, I am on the Board of the Guinness Partnership and was previously a Board Member of New Prospect Housing in Salford.

I have always volunteered and have previously been a school governor at 12 different schools. This included being Chair of Governors of Old Trafford Community School, leading it from special measures to one of the most improved schools in the country. I was also Vice President of Old Trafford Credit Union and a Trafford Councillor for 5 years.

I have been a Healthwatch Salford volunteer for two and half years, leading on the Healthier Together consultation. I am looking forward to Chairing Healthwatch Salford again and ensuring it speaks for Salford residents.

Our Board

Jackie Leigh - Vice Chair

Jackie has worked in Salford for over 20 years either as a senior nurse working in the field of gastroenterology and education and development at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust or as an academic in the School of Health & Society at the University of Salford.

J Ahmed

With the changing landscape in Greater Manchester's health and social care, J is keen to ensure that Salford maintains and develops a constantly improving health and social care system that fits the needs of the Salford communities and provides greater equality in access and outcomes.

This, J feels, is best achieved by finding creative ways to listen to people and refine services based on their collective experiences

Kate Simpson

Kate has worked in Salford since 2014 heading up services for an innovative health and wellbeing organisation.

Here Kate works within a healthy living centre, a mental health garden, childcare nurseries and a forest school.

Sam Cook

Sam lives and work in Salford, managing the Salford/Greater Manchester office of Penderels Trust, a charity/not for profit supporting people to live independently in their own homes. Sam has worked in the voluntary sector in Salford for over 10 years, during which time she has developed a passion for personalisation in health and social care.

Rimpy Batta

Rimpy joined Healthwatch Salford in April 2021. She has a twenty year career in NHS and Third Sector in mental health and substance misuse/alcohol with a Special Interest in Dual Diagnosis and has clinical, operational and strategic experience as Provider and Commissioner.

She has considerable experience in service transformation, workforce and organisational development, improvement of integrated care pathways and policy implementation. She has led innovative projects and created credible partnerships to deliver quality services for vulnerable people, including specific projects for hard to reach groups. She is keen to demonstrate the needs of user and carer groups as equal partners in service design and delivery.  She is an experienced Trustee and has served on a Third Sector Board of a charity enabling recovery from addictions/mental health and is currently on the Board at Age UK Lancashire as Trustee Safeguarding Lead.

Jacquie Booth

Jacquie has worked within the Health and Wellbeing Sector for almost 10 years, working as a Life Coach, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator and Volunteer Team Leader at a Homeless Charity.  She is  the founder of  a not-for-profit organisation in Salford Believe Trust Strive which connects vulnerable adults to services and provisions within their local neighbourhoods to reduce isolation and promote overall wellbeing. Having volunteered with Salford Citizens Advice Bureau for a 3 year period, this embedded Jacquie’s career journey focusing on the health and wellbeing needs of vulnerable adults within Salford. She is keen to be part of a recognised organisation with Healthwatch Salford where the health, wellbeing and opinions of Salford residents matter.

Nisa Khan 

Nisa is a qualified Pharmacist and has over 10 years experience working in the NHS, most of which involved leading pharmacy clinical trials services. Nisa brings experience of service improvement, project management, strategy, risk management and corporate communication. She also has experience as a Trustee at Together Dementia Support, a charity which delivers services to people living with dementia in the community.

Past Board papers

We make the papers for our public Board meetings available online. We also publish a summary of what was discussed. Check out our past meetings to read more.

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