Healthwatch was established under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf.
Your local Healthwatch
Wherever you live in England, you’ll have a local Healthwatch nearby (there are over 150 across the country).
Some local Healthwatches have reviewed services for people with neurological conditions in their area. These include:
- Healthwatch Norfolk Report on community based mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney
- Healthwatch Kingston Pulse Check report: Multiple Sclerosis services
- Healthwatch Surrey report on ‘Neurodiversity – the hidden value of diagnosis
- Healthwatch Wandsworth report on experiences of Long COVID
Getting in touch with your local Healthwatch
You may get in touch with your local Healthwatch to:
- Share experiences of health and care in your area
- Encourage them to review services for people affected by neurological conditions in your area
You can find your local Healthwatch here.
Find out more about key organisations and teams within the NHS:
- Integrated Care Systems (ICSs)
- Integrated Care Boards (ICBs)
- Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs)
- Specialised commissioning
- National clinical leadership
- The Getting It Right First Time programme (GIRFT)
- The Care Quality Commission
- The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
- Levels of planning and commissioning: Regional, Place and Neighbourhood