Sir Robert Francis QC has been appointed as the new Chair fo Healthwatch England, he will take over on 1 October 2018.

Sir Robert is a Barrister specialising in NHS and clinical negligence cases. He is known for  his work overseeing the enquiries into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, the Alder Hey Childrens Hospital and the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Healthwatch England is the national body responsible for overseeing the work of local Healthwatch organisations.

Read the full announcement: Healthwatch Engalnd web- Sir Robert Francis QC confirmed as new Chair of Healthwatch England