Chief Officer - Lucy Davies

Lucy's previous role was Advocacy Manager at Disability Sheffield - she worked in advocacy for 14 years, supporting individuals to have a voice about health and social care services.

Healthwatch has been a key place to take the issues that kept arising for the people she supported, and one route for group voice to be heard. She joined the Healthwatch Sheffield team to continue this work.

0114 253 6688

l.davies@healthwatchsheffield.co.uk

Our staff

Laura Cook - Policy & Evidence Coordinator

Laura has a background in psychology and social research. Her role in Healthwatch Sheffield involves identifying trends and specific issues to work on. She is also coordinating our work with the Accountable Care Partnership, part of a city-wide effort to improve health and social care services for local people.

0114 253 6688

l.cook@healthwatchsheffield.co.uk
 


Sarah Fowler - Community Outreach Lead

Sarah has a background in community engagement and has been a tutor for Sheffield City Councils Community Development and Health programme. She has worked for a variety of organisations such as youth charity Brathay Trust and the Royal Mencap Society. She believes being actively part of a community makes a huge impact on a person’s health and wellbeing.

0114 253 6688

s.fowler@healthwatchsheffield.co.uk
 


Nikola Bakalov - Engagement Officer

Nikola has a background in psychological and policy research. He has also worked in different roles in the health and social care sector. His role with Healthwatch Sheffield involves gathering the views and experiences of local people on health and social care services, looking for trends and key issues, and seeking ways to influence positive change.

0114 253 6688

n.bakalov@healthwatchsheffield.co.uk


Holly Robson - Operational Support Officer

Holly joined the team after working in information and signposting services and volunteering in various roles across health and social care. She was the team Administrator before becoming the Operational Support Officer, where she works closely with the staff and volunteer team to gather views and experiences of local people.

0114 253 6688

h.robson@healthwatchsheffield.co.uk
 


Rosie Priestnall-Birkett - Engagement Officer (on maternity leave)

Rosie is currently off on maternity leave.

As our engagement officer Rosie is often out meeting local people and getting their feedback about health and social care services. With a background in the arts as well as experience working in the NHS, both with young people and in management roles, Rosie runs our Young Healthwatch; supporting our young volunteers to hear the voice of other young people in the city.

0114 253 6688

r.priestnall-birkett@healthwatchsheffield.co.uk
 


Joanna Sansom - Administrator

Previously, Joanna has worked in administrative and communications roles in the women’s sector. She has also volunteered in advocacy roles and coordinating roles, and is committed to helping people access services. As the administrator, her role is to manage frontline communications, resources, and other administrative tasks to help support the rest of the team.

0114 253 6688

j.sansom@healthwatchsheffield.co.uk