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Meet the Independent Strategic Advisory Body (ISAB)

The Independent Strategic Advisory Body (ISAB) supports the staff team to deliver the statutory functions of Healthwatch East Riding (HWERY). The Advisory Body will provide feedback and advice and set the overall strategic direction for the work of Healthwatch. In acting as the independent voice and champion of the public and patients in East Riding, they will be a vital part of HWERY’s decision making process.


The Healthwatch Advisory Body (ISAB), in line with national guidance, will be made up of the Healthwatch Chief Executive, the Healthwatch Delivery Manager, and four independent members, who will be selected for their specific skills and experience, in the following areas:

  • Patient and public engagement
  • Marketing and communications
  • Health and Social Care
  • Volunteer management
  • Strategic leadership

Core Responsibilities:

With information provided by the Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire staff team, the Advisory Body will take responsibility for:

  • Developing strategic plans for Healthwatch East Ring and other projects developed under the HWERY initiative that are informed by the needs and experiences of East Riding residents. 
  • Reviewing plans for the delivery of Healthwatch East Riding
  • Monitoring progress against Healthwatch East Riding delivery plans and advising on amendments to meet identified need
  • Making recommendations to the management of Meeting New Horizons CIC regarding maintaining and safeguarding the independence, probity and transparency of Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Championing the public and patient views


The Independent Strategic Advisory Body (ISAB) will meet in person four times a year and the meetings will be open to the public. The role of these meetings will be to set the strategic workplan for Healthwatch East Riding and to check the delivery against that workplan at key stages. The ISAB provides the overview, scrutiny and challenge to the plans and actions of the delivery team. Dates and venues of meetings will be published in advance on our website.

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