Our Advisory Group

The Advisory Group is the key priority setting structure in Healthwatch Brent. It brings together the experience and expertise from the other parts of our governance structure to make sure we are effective, inclusive and transparent when deciding where to focus our attention. 

The Advisory Group determines which aspects of health and social care will be looked at as a priority each year. It must remain independent of any undue influence and be free to select the priorities it feels represent the best for the residents of Brent. Transparency, rigour, and objectivity are the basis for The Advisory Group's effective and successful working.

For more information please contact Cleo Chalk on 07809 211 519 or cleo.chalk@advocacyproject.org.uk.

Our members

Advisory Group Chair: Shyama Perera

Shyama brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role, with a background as a writer, journalist and broadcaster and experience as Chair of the South Asian Diaspora Arts Archive.

Advisory Group members:

  • Sharon Brown
  • Carmen Cameron
  • Jasmine Loonat
  • Danny Maher
  • Chris Murray
  • Michael Odomusa
  • Narendra Patel
  • Valerie Reid
  • Grace Samuels
  • Anup Shah
  • Nan Tewari
  • Anita Thakkar 

Advisory Group meetings 

You can find minutes from our previous Advisory Group meetings and upcoming meeting dates below: 

Next meeting: 21 March 2023

Previous minutes 

January 2023

October 2022

February 2022

November 2021

September 2021

August 2021

More information

You can find out more about how The Advisory Group works, as well as how to get involved, by downloading our recruitment pack and terms of reference. 

If you need a copy of these documents in a different format please contact info@healthwatchbrent.co.uk or call 020 3869 9730.

File download
Healthwatch Brent Advisory Group recruitment pack
Healthwatch Brent Advisory Group Terms of Reference