Healthwatch is the independent consumer champion for health and social care. They promote and support the involvement of local people in the commissioning, the provision and scrutiny of health and social care services.
They do this by obtaining the views and experiences of patients, social care users and the wider public, and using them to influence commissioners, doctors, hospitals, councils and other providers. Local Healthwatch also provides advice and information about access to local health and social care services.
Healthwatch is for people who use health and social care services now, but also anyone who might need them in the future – which is all of us.
We meet every three months with representatives from the six Healthwatch organisations.
Minutes of our meetings:
Healthwatch Bracknell Forest is recruiting three members of the public, via an election process, to join its Project Management Board.
Find out here how you can apply for the role.
Healthwatch can help individuals raise important issues and give feedback about services they have received. However if individuals wish to make a formal complaint about a service or provider, they can get support with this from a separate advocacy service called SEAP.
There are six Local Healthwatch organisations across Berkshire. If you live or access a service within Berkshire they can be contacted as follows:
Your Local Healthwatch not listed above? Find it here…www.healthwatch.co.uk/find-local-healthwatch