Healthwatch North Tyneside has appointed six people to its new board.
And it is now appealing for others interested in leading the challenge for better health and social care in the region to get in touch.
The new board members are Bea Groves, Iain Kitt, Lindsay Perks, Dean Titterton and Linda van Zwanenberg.
Chairman Peter Kenrick said: “I’m really excited to welcome our new members to the Healthwatch board.”
Anyone interested in joining the board or Healthwatch team should visit www.healthwatchnorthtyneside.co.uk