Healthwatch

Healthwatch will be the new consumer champion for both health and adult social care. It will exist in two distinct forms – Local HealthWatch, at local level, and Healthwatch England, at national level.

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Addendum to local Healthwatch summary report published

A supplementary report to the local Healthwatch summary report has been published. This report covers issues around the local Healthwatch regulations and provides information on the department’s approach to the drafting of regulations in response to the views received from … Read more → – Addendum to local Healthwatch summary report published

Healthwatch England – live webcast of first public meeting

Today sees the first public meeting of Healthwatch England take place in Leeds. Healthwatch England has been up and running for a matter of weeks now and will lead the new Healthwatch network that launches from April 2013. Established under … Read more → – Healthwatch England – live webcast of first public meeting

Local Involvement Networks Annual Reports 2012-13

This note builds on the previous note published on 16 August called LINks Annual Reports  2012-13 and responds to feedback received by the Department since its publication. Some LINks fed back that the note caused confusion. We also heard that … Read more → – Local Involvement Networks Annual Reports 2012-13

Practical guides for well-functioning health and wellbeing boards published

As part of the National Learning Network of health and wellbeing boards, a series of publications have been launched to support the establishment of well-functioning health and wellbeing boards. The products, which launched at the Network’s national summit on 8 … Read more → – Practical guides for well-functioning health and wellbeing boards published

Join the Department of Health at this year’s National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCAS)

The NCAS conference is a key event in the health and social care diary. It brings together health and care leaders and policy makers from across local and central government, voluntary and private sectors. This year, the conference takes place between … Read more → – Join the Department of Health at this year’s National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCAS)