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Click on the names to read more about what we all do within the Healthwatch Southwark team:

Aarti Gandesha - Manager

Aarti GandeshaTelephone: 020 7358 7005

Aarti joined Healthwatch Southwark as Manager in November 2014. Her role is to ensure that people in Southwark have the opportunity to speak about their experiences of using health and social care services in the borough, and that this is used to improve services, user outcomes and experiences. Aarti is passionate about equal access to good quality care, and patient and carer involvement. Her background is in quality improvement within mental health services, particular those caring for people with dementia and learning disabilities. She leads on our social care priority.

Catherine Negus - Research and Intelligence Officer

Catherine NegusTelephone: 020 7358 7005

Catherine started at Healthwatch Southwark in September 2015, having previously researched the voluntary sector for Community Southwark. Her role is to oversee the intelligence Healthwatch receives through its engagement activities, monitor other data, and ensure we use it effectively to advocate for patients and the public. She represents Healthwatch on several boards and committees. She also leads on our mental health priority.

Chip De Silva - Engagement Officer

Chip De SilvaTelephone: 020 7358 7256

Chithmini (Chip) joined Community Southwark and Healthwatch Southwark in November 2013. As  Engagement Officer she works with the local community to understand their needs and explore how CAS and Healthwatch might support and connect them with the opportunities we offer. She leads on our sexual health priority.

Jo Palmer - Communication & Events Officer

Jo PalmerTelephone: 020 7358 7023

Jo is Community Southwark and Healthwatch Southwark’s Communications and Events Officer. Jo works with both teams in developing key communication tools: the regular enewsletters, websites and social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube.