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Healthwatch is a national organisation with branches in different regions of the country. Our local Healthwatch is for Bradford and District and North Yorkshire. They are all about helping patients and the public influence the design and delivery of our local health and social care services.

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Healthwatch is an independent organisation set up to help local people get the best from health and social care services. They exist to give people a voice – improving services today and shaping them for the future:

Feedback that local people share with Healthwatch is fed through to the CCGs Grass Roots reporting, which helps us identify areas for improvement.

Healthwatch are important partners for the CCG, supporting our engagement work and bringing in patient and carer views to our decision making. Representatives from Healthwatch attend our Joint Quality Committee and Primary Care Commissioning Committee

In 2017, Healthwatch led a ‘Big Conversation’ on our behalf finding out about what matters most to people when it comes to health and care – read more about the findings and how its shaped our Happy Healthy at Home vision.

Visit the Healthwatch Bradford and District website for more information.

Healthwatch North Yorkshire supported our consultation on Community Care in Craven, helping us make sure local people’s views influenced the decision about the future of Castleberg hospital.

Healthwatch also represent the views of young people in our area to make sure that their voices are heard and understood by people who design and run services. You can read more about the work that Healthwatch does with young people here.  

Find more ways to get involved  here.

Take part in our  engagement activities and consultations here.

Discover more details on  what engagement work we are doing here.

Or find out how you are also helping us make a difference to improve health services  here.