HealthWatch pathfinders

HealthWatch will be the new consumer champion for both health and social care. It will exist in two distinct forms – local HealthWatch and, nationally, HealthWatch England.

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Consultation on Allocation Options for distribution of additional funding to local authorities

This consultation is asking for your views on options for distributing the additional funding for Local HealthWatch, NHS Complaints Advocacy and PCT Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS), which will be added to the current DH Learning Disabilities and Health Reform… Read more →Consultation on Allocation Options for distribution of additional funding to local authorities

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Papers from the HealthWatch Programme Board

To inform the development of HealthWatch, the CQC and Department of Health (DH) have jointly established the HealthWatch programme board and its advisory group. The HealthWatch programme board provides strategic oversight and ensures readiness for the launch of both Local… Read more →Papers from the HealthWatch Programme Board

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Developing HealthWatch in Kent

A presentation from Kent’s Local HealthWatch Development Group which is a useful planning tool, covering the perspectives of the NHS, Centre for Public Scrutiny and local authority, has been made available as a useful planning tool. Developing HealthWatch in Kent… Read more →Developing HealthWatch in Kent

HealthWatch – a script for local authorities

A narrative about Local HealthWatch aimed at local authorities, jointly produced with colleagues in NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent. A script for local authorities

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HealthWatch core presentation

A short powerpoint presentation outlining the key points for both local HealthWatch and HealthWatch England. HealthWatch core presentation   View more presentations from Department of Health

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Local HealthWatch pathfinders announced

Seventy-five local HealthWatch pathfinders have been announced today. The pathfinders will pioneer plans ahead of the full establishment of local HealthWatch across the country in October 2012. They will champion patients’ views and experiences, promote the integration of local services… Read more →Local HealthWatch pathfinders announced

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Guidance on developing local HealthWatch groups

Guidance on developing local HealthWatch groups, along with a timetable for the transition from the current patient involvement groups, is now available. The guidance is aimed at local authorities and Local Involvement Networks (LINks) to help them and other key… Read more →Guidance on developing local HealthWatch groups

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