Have your say on the future of Healthwatch services for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
Healthwatch services were established across the country in 2013 to give people an effective voice about their local health and social care services. The key functions of Healthwatch are to:
- Gather and share the views of members of the public who use health and social care services
- Influence the planning, commissioning, delivery, redesign and scrutiny of health and care services
- Assess the standard of local health and care provision and make recommendations for improvement based on the views of service users
- Help people access and make choices about health and care services
Why We Are Consulting
Three separate Healthwatch organisations were established to support their local communities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR). Arrangements for the delivery of services by these organisations will come to an end on 31 March 2018 and this consultation is to seek your views on replacement services.
This is a joint consultation by Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council. This is the area covered by the draft Sustainability and Transformation Plan, which sets out the way forward for developing local health and social care services over the next five years.
The consultation is taking place between Tuesday 1 August 2017 and Friday 8 September 2017 and the comments we receive will contribute to the design of future Healthwatch services.
Paper questionnaires are available upon request.