Chief Officer - Neil Walbran 

Neil has served as the Chief Officer of Healthwatch Manchester since its creation in 2013. He is a graduate of Lancaster University and holds a Professional Certificate in Management from the Open University and a Diploma in Volunteers Management from Dundee University.

Neil has worked in health and social care for over twenty years leading work in project management, infrastructure development and contracting & commissioning. His interests include weight training, the outdoors as well as film and theatre.

Our staff

Volunteering Officer - Philip Bonworth

Philip joined the organisation in August 2021. He is currently studying for a masters in Economics and Financial Analysis at Manchester Metropolitan University, alongside his role as Volunteer Co-ordinator. Away from the world of work he has a keen interest in football and MMA. 

Admin Support Officer - James Pilkington

James joined Healthwatch Manchester in January 2022.  A former civil servant he worked in Manchester at the Government Office for the North West for eleven years helping represent the interests of Manchester and the North West in Whitehall.  For the past ten years he has worked in Community Radio and owned a bookshop.

Outside of work he is a long-serving Trustee of a charity which provides Care and Education services for children and young adults with Special Educational Needs and Disability. James has previously trained with a Wheelchair basketball team, some members are now gold medalists, and once ate 48oz of steak, chips and onion rings in an hour (for charity). 

Information & Communication Officer - Morgan Tarr 

Morgan has worked for Healthwatch Manchester since May 2020. He graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2016 with a Masters degree, and has a keen interest in running and cricket. 

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Engagement Officer - Eamon Hasoon

Eamon is a sports business management graduate out of The University of Central Lancashire, who has a real passion for Health & Fitness, loving to put people first in his role at Healthwatch Manchester.

Away from work, he enjoys keeping fit & is currently completing his personal training qualifications. Another passion of his is hockey, and he currently represents Stockport Bramhall Hockey Club. 

Our volunteers

The following volunteers are trained and authorised to act as Enter & View representatives

Dr Minaxi Desai

As are the following Healthwatch Manchester officers

Eamon Hasoon

Morgan Tarr

Neil Walbran

You can read our Enter and View Protocol document here.