Healthwatch Essex Cancer Patient Partner Shortlisted for National Award

We are so pleased to announce that Mike Chapman, one of our cancer patient partners, has been shortlisted for a National Award.

Mike, who sadly passed away in May, has been shortlisted for an award recognising outstanding individuals who have made a difference. The award recognises a volunteer, individual or group who has worked passionately to improve health and social care services for their community.

Despite a terminal diagnosis of cancer, Mike chose to give of his time selflessly, working with Healthwatch Essex to improve cancer services for others in Essex. In the short film below, he explains why he dedicated precious time to this work.

From 145 entries to the Healthwatch Network Awards, Mike has been shortlisted for using his experience to help shape improvements for others.

Jacob Lant, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Healthwatch England said,

“The Healthwatch Network Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the difference local Healthwatch have made across the country.

“This year we received some outstanding entries from local Healthwatch, which has made the shortlisting even more challenging. We have been very impressed by the quality and incredible range of work on show. These entries highlight the real impact we can have when people’s experiences are placed at the heart of services they receive.”

The winners are due to be announced on 1st October 2019.