Healthwatch England is the national consumer champion in health and care. We have significant statutory powers to ensure the voice of the consumer is strengthened and heard by those who commission, deliver and regulate health and care services.
How they work
The Healthwatch network is made of up of local Healthwatch across each of the 152 local authority areas and Healthwatch England, the national body.
Healthwatch has a common purpose – to ensure the voices of people who use services are listened to and responded to. The network shares a brand, has common values and comes together to work on priority areas and campaigns.
Local Healthwatch across England provide unique insight into people’s experiences of health and social care issues across the country; they are the eyes and ears on the ground telling us what matters to their local communities.
The Healthwatch network works together to share information, expertise and learning in order to improve health and social care services.
Visit www.healthwatch.co.uk/ for more information