Healthwatch has been set up as the new independent consumer champion for health and social care in England. The NHS and social care services are going through a dramatic time of change, but we know that not all voices are being heard and that people can be unaware of the care and support that is out there.
Healthwatch is about local voices improving local health and social care services and helping you get the best out of those services. We’ll be out in the community talking and listening to people, and we’ll tell services about your experiences of care and hold them to account.
Healthwatch has been set up in two distinct forms – local Healthwatch, at local level, and Healthwatch England, at national level.
For more information on what Healthwatch will do, visit the About page