New Chief Officer for Healthwatch Shropshire annoucement

Healthwatch Shropshire has announced the appointment of Lynn Cawley as its new Chief Officer. Ms Cawley has worked as the Enter & View Officer for the organisation for the past 3 years following a career in social work and the education sector.

Vanessa Barrett, Chair of Healthwatch Shropshire, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to appoint internally, which allows us not only to continue to build on the knowledge within the team but which serves to demonstrate the strength and quality of our staff. Lynn brings a wealth of experience and insights about the health and care sector in Shropshire to her new role. The staff and Trustees are looking forward to working alongside her to support the people of Shropshire.”

Lynn Cawley takes over as Chief Officer from Rachael Allen who wants to return to her first love of providing direct care to patients with complex needs.

Ms Barrett thanked Ms Allen for all that she had done for Healthwatch Shropshire. “We are very grateful for Rachael’s work in leading Healthwatch Shropshire during the time she has been with us and we wish her every success as she moves on to take up new opportunities.”

Healthwatch Shropshire is the independent champion for health and social care in Shropshire. It gathers people’s views and experiences of services including hospitals, GPs, mental health services, and residential care. It also has statutory powers that it can use to influence service provision by encouraging improvements.

Shropshire Disability Network wishes Rachael Allen all the best in her future career. We congratulate Lynn Cawley on her recent appointment and look forward to continuing the work we do together.

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