Healthwatch Havering

Our Executive Chairman is Anne-Marie Dean

Anne-Marie was appointed a director and Executive Chairman of Healthwatch Havering in March 2013. After a career in and around the NHS, which included working for the former Havering PCT at a senior executive level, and as CEO of an NHS acute hospital for 8 years, she continues her relationship with the NHS as a non-executive director at the NHS Kent & Medway Partnership Trust. She brings a wealth of knowledge of the NHS to her role.


Our executive director is Ian Buckmaster

Ian was appointed Executive Director in March 2013 and is also our Company Secretary. His career was in local government, working for Havering Council for nearly 40 years as a Chartered Governance Professional in Democratic Services. He has a deep knowledge of local government and of how social care works.

He has been a member of St John Ambulance since the age of 8 - over 60 years and is currently District President for East London. 

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Bev Markham - Community Support Officer

Bev works with our volunteers to organise our activities. She also liaises with other voluntary organisations to ensure they are aware of our activities, and that we can give them support when needed.


Carole Howard - Office Administrator

Carole ensures the smooth running of our office on a day-to-day basis, organising meetings, managing databases and implementing office administrative systems, including helping to manage and support our volunteer members. She is also our first point of contact, providing guidance and support to local residents who contact us...

Our volunteers

Our volunteers are an essential part of our team: without them, we would not be able to maintain our programme of Enter & View visits to care homes, GP surgeries and other health and social care facilities, nor carry out surveys.

Find out more about volunteering with us 

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Our Friends Network

Members of our Friends Network receive regular email newsletters about our activities and health and social matters that may be of interest. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are circulating regular updates from local NHS organisations about how their services are dealing with the pandemic and helping the public get through it.

Find out more about the Network

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