Kate Holt - Healthwatch North and West Northamptonshire CEO
Kate manages the Healthwatch North and West Northamptonshire service and is responsible for the day to day operation and delivery.
Kate has both Institute of Management and Chartered Institute of Marketing qualifications. She has had a diverse working background, most recently in commercial services for a well-known high street bank. Prior to this Kate was a business manager for the Peer Clearing House at the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) in London, recruiting and assessing senior officers and councillors to conduct peer reviews and make recommendations for improvement in local authorities. Before that she was Chief Officer of Huntingdon Community Health Council, monitoring the NHS on behalf of the public.
Kate is keen to ensure that young people are heard in Northamptonshire and has set up a very successful Young Healthwatch North and West Northamptonshire group to enable this.
Katie Bayliss - Healthwatch North and West Northamptonshire Manager
Katie Bayliss has responsibility for recruiting and supporting volunteers in Healthwatch North and West Northamptonshire, as well as supporting projects, consultations and engagement work.
Katie has a National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences and is studying for a degree in Design and Innovation from the Open University. Prior to joining Healthwatch North and West Northamptonshire, Katie worked as a community sports coach and also undertook development and engagement work on physical education for young people across the county. She volunteers with Northamptonshire Titans Basketball Club.
Natasha Mansukhani, MSc - Research, Reporting and Intelligence Assistant
As Research, Reporting and Intelligence Assistant for Healthwatch, Natasha assists the team to collect, analyse and report on the views and experiences of patients, services users, carers and the public.
Natasha holds a degree in Psychology and an MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Prior to joining Healthwatch, Natasha worked for Connexions - a youth service that provided information, advice and support to young people, aiming to reduce youth unemployment. Natasha has also worked as a Research Assistant at The Centre for Children and Youth (The University of Northampton) following graduation from her Masters Degree, where there was the opportunity to support the team with number of projects and contribute to publications. Projects she was involved in examined volunteering experiences, youth clubs and An Equality Impact Assessment.
Julie Curtis - Personal Assistant
Julie is Personal Assistant to Kate Holt, CEO for Healthwatch North and West Northamptonshire and Connected Together CIC.
Julie has had a longstanding interest within the health and social care sector and has held various administrative positions which include working at Northampton General Hospital, a local GP surgery, Northamptonshire Primary Care Trust, and Northamptonshire County Council for the Safeguarding and Care Planning Team.
Prior to joining Healthwatch, Julie worked for a number of years within the mental health sector as a Mental Health Act Administrator at a local mental health rehabilitation hospital and also at St Andrew’s Healthcare Northampton as Clinical Secretary.