Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Day 33: Local Healthwatch

Met with local Healthwatch Chair and Project Manager and learnt loads about their role in bringing together local voices to influence improvement in services today and shape services of tomorrow.

We identified a lot of common ground including where we can share information about services and people’s experiences.  It was good to hear about their priorities and how closely they fit with ours.

I was also interested to hear about the recently published first Healthwatch England Annual Report and the eight rights it describes.  One of the next steps is the conversation that they are having with the public about the responsibilities that go with these rights.

You can join the conversation on their website or on Twitter using the hashtag #ThinkRights.  You can also find my list of Local Healthwatch organisations on Twitter here.