Judith Goodchild – Healthwatch (Participant)

Judith Goodchild is an observer on the NHS Somerset board and is also the Chair of Healthwatch Somerset, a position she has held for the last six years.

With a degree in Environmental Science, Judith’s career included working in the nuclear industry before working as a Lay Inspector for education, which involved leading inspections in all phases of education including special school.

She is also a governor of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and chairs their working group on patient experience, giving governors the opportunity to raise the public’s concerns about the quality of care they receive and bring them to the attention of senior leaders.

Judith is also a member of the Patient Participation Group (PPG) at her local surgery.

She is also a member of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee, the Health and Wellbeing Board and Somerset Board, giving the lay perspective and representing the public voice.