Chris Warne | Chair
Chris' career has been in education as a primary school teacher, head teacher for 21 years, Local Authority School Adviser, Director of an inner city Education Action Zone and finally as a self employed Education Consultant.
For the last ten years Chris has increasingly become involved in voluntary work. He was a volunteer at Solihull Contact Centre until it closed last year. He has been a Police Custody Visitor for many years and an Appropriate Adult for vulnerable adults in police custody. Friends of Solihull Station is another of Chris' interests and he serves as Treasurer for this organisation. They organise litter picks every fortnight and have installed planters and tend to them on the station platform.
He said: "I have a strong social conscience and believe in the value of volunteering and communities working together. Healthwatch is an important element of the checks and balances that holds Health and Social Care to account and I am privileged to play a small part in that process."
David Wallis | Board Member
Dave Wallis took redundancy from his career in project management and construction in 2013 and since then has become increasingly involved in the voluntary health sector and other local community organisations. He has lived in Solihull since moving here with his family in 1993.
Between 2015 and 2018 he was a Public Governor of the Heart of England Foundation Trust which ran Solihull, Heartlands, and Good Hope Hospitals until the merger with UHB. He is also a member of the Solihull Hospital Patient and Community Panel, and of his local Patient Participation Group. He joined the Healthwatch team in 2017.
Tony Green | Board Member
Tony Green used to say he has three degrees and some professional qualifications and was director of this and that, but now he has much more fun being blissfully retired and meddling in multiple unpaid patient representative roles.
These include, but are not limited to: chairing Solihull Patient Participation Groups Network, being deputy chair of Monkspath Patient Participation Group (the largest in Solihull); and serving on Solihull Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment steering group, Solihull CCG’s Patient Voice Panel, the Structured Education for Diabetics Task & Finish Group, and, of course, the Solihull Healthwatch Advisory Board.