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Healthwatch England appoints Director of Communications & Engagement and Director of Policy & Intelligence


Healthwatch England, the independent consumer champion for health and social care in England, is delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Pimm as Director of Communications and Engagement and Marc Bush as Director of Policy and Intelligence.

Claire joins Healthwatch England from the Department of Health where she was Head of Brand Management with responsibility for NHS and Department of Health brands. She is a highly experienced communications expert with considerable experience within local and national government and charitable sectors, where she has worked at Mind, Bliss and Contact a Family.  

Marc joins Healthwatch England from the disability charity Scope, where he was the Head of Research and Public Policy. He has a background in autism research, extensive experience of developing public policy and has acted as an advisor for statutory bodies, Government departments, local authorities and charities.

Marc Bush will lead the Policy and Intelligence Function and Claire Pimm will lead the Communications and Engagement function at Healthwatch England.

Katherine Rake, Chief Executive of Healthwatch England said:
“I am delighted to have in place these two pivotal roles to drive the communications and engagement strategic direction of Healthwatch England into its next phase. Claire and Marc both bring with them a wealth of experience of health and social care issues and I am really excited that they will be joining the team.”

 For more information contact: Elaine Bailey, Elaine.bailey@healthwatch.co.uk