The Local Government Association and the Department of Health have jointly published a document to help local Healthwatch audiences understand the legal requirements that have been set out in regulations. DH and LGA appreciate the advice and support provided by Healthwatch England and NAVCA in the development of this publication.
Local Healthwatch Regulations Explained aims to explain and provide clarity in relation to the following issues:
(a) lay person and volunteer involvement in local Healthwatch and;
(b) restrictions on activities of a political nature.
Healthwatch England has published information on what the regulations mean for local Healthwatch and will shortly publish further resources on other aspects of the legislation.