Our Chair, Phil Morgan

I have been Chair of Healthwatch Salford for 6 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, tenant scrutiny, and involvement. 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.

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.

Rimpy Batta

Rimpy joined the Board of Trustee’s at Healthwatch Salford in April 2021. She is Chair of the Finance Committee and the LINK Trustee for Primary and Secondary Care User Engagement and Mental Health. She was also on the Board Reference Group at Healthwatch  England’s Action Learning Sets on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

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 clinical, operational, managerial and strategic experience as Provider and Commissioner. She currently works within Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System as Strategic Lead at Healthwatch Together.  She is an experienced Trustee and served on a Third Sector Board of a charity enabling recovery from addictions in Preston and is currently on the Board at Age UK Lancashire as Trustee Safeguarding Lead. She has been self employed in another sector for 11 years and owns two businesses.

Rimpy 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. 

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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