Healthwatch has been set up as the independent consumer champion for health and social care in England.
The NHS and social care services are going through a dramatic time of change, but we know that not all voices are being heard and that people can be unaware of the care and support that is out there.
Healthwatch is about local voices being heard so that health and social care services improve and you get the best possible care.
We are out in the community talking and listening to people. We tell services about your experiences of care and hold them to account.
Healthwatch has been set up in two distinct forms – local Healthwatch and Healthwatch England.
For more information on what Healthwatch will do, visit the About us page.