Peter Blackman

Chairman

Since 2016

5-8 hours per week

Responsibilities

  • To put together, with the Management Team, a list of topics for presentation at the main meetings of the Group
  • To receive from members of the Group, suggestions for topics to be presented at the main meetings of the Group
  • To arrange with the Secretary /Administrator to convene the meetings (approx. 4-5 per annum) as required
  • To keep abreast of developments in health and social care to inform the Group’s agenda
  • To maintain awareness of the key individuals or organisations in order to assist the Secretary/Administrator to invite speakers
  • To chair the meetings
  • To ensure proper communication of meetings
  • To represent the Group as required
  • To chair and be a key member of the Management Team

Other Positions

  • Chair of Healthcare 2000, from 2005-2016
  • SWF ambulance Community First Responder and Founder, since 2000
  • Patient & Public Representative on the East of England Major Trauma Scheme Board, since 2014
  • Chair of Essex & Southend LINK
  • Chair of Mid Essex LINK
  • Chair of East of England LINK’s group for ambulance services
  • Founding member of Healthwatch Essex

David Birch

Task Force Chairman

Since 2016

3-4 hours per month

Responsibilities

  • To react to requests from key players in health and social care who wish to consult the SWF community about their intentions
  • To react to major changes planned in health and social care in SWF
  • To ensure with the Secretary/Administrator that representatives of all key groups are involved in Task Force Business
  • To work with CPPG and Practice Managers on any topic that they feel the influence of the Task Force would helpful
  • To input to the SWF Town Council Neighbourhood Plan
  • To chair Task Force meetings
  • To ensure proper communications
  • To represent the Group as required
  • To be a key member of the Management Team

Other Positions

  • Chair of Brickfield Surgery PPG
  • Member of Healthcare 2000, from 2000-2016
  • Non-Executive Director of Maldon and South Chelmsford PCT, from 2001-2005
  • Member of SWF Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee

Jacqueline Birch

Secretary

Since 2016

3-4 hours per meeting

Responsibilities

  • To record proceedings of the main group meetings
  • To record proceedings of the Task Force
  • To record proceedings of the Management Team
  • To be a key member of the Management Team

Other Positions

  • Deputy Town Mayor 2009-2011 & 2019-present
  • Officer of Healthcare 2000, from 2006 to 2016
  • SWF Town Councillor, from 2006-2015 & 2017-present
  • SWF Town Mayor, from 2011-2013

Nikki Boreham

Administrator

Since 2020

4 hours per week

Responsibilities

  • Promote & communicate the work of the Group
  • Update and maintain the Group’s website, social media and newsletter
  • Liaise with local press, including Focus Magazine
  • Organise activities & events