HealthWatch

Subject to the parliamentary passage of the Health and Social Care Bill, 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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New start date and funding for local HealthWatch

Further details on the establishment of local HealthWatch bodies, including a new start date and extra funding, have been set out by Health Minister Andrew Lansley. Following feedback from local authorities and Local Involvement Networks, they now have until April … Read more → – New start date and funding for local HealthWatch

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JSNAs and joint health and wellbeing strategies explained

To support emerging health and wellbeing boards, the Department has a published an explanation of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) and joint health and wellbeing strategies, ahead of statutory guidance which will follow in January 2012. JSNAs will be … Read more → – JSNAs and joint health and wellbeing strategies explained

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John Wilderspin’s monthly Q&A

On Tuesday 22 November at 11.30am, John Wilderspin, National Director of Health and Wellbeing Board Implementation will kick of a monthly series of Q&A sessions. The first Q&A will focus on the recent launch of the Accelerated Learning Sets for … Read more → – John Wilderspin’s monthly Q&A

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Summary details of HealthWatch pathfinders

Further details about the HealthWatch pathfinders, including the area of work they are specifically focusing on, contact details and regional location, have been published. The 75 pathfinders were launched in August and are underway in planning and testing out different … Read more → – Summary details of HealthWatch pathfinders

HealthWatch – Strengthening People’s Voices in Health and Social Care

Colleagues in NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent and local authority representatives have produced this paper together with the aim of helping local authorities in their planning for the establishment of a Local HealthWatch. Strengthening People’s Voices in Health and Adult … Read more → – HealthWatch – Strengthening People’s Voices in Health and Social Care

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