Local Healthwatches have been set up across England to create a strong, independent consumer champion whose aim is to:
- Strengthen the collective voice of citizens and communities in influencing local health and social care services to better meet their needs
- Support people to find the right health and social care services for them by providing appropriate information, advice and signposting
- To encourage and support people and groups to share their views about services; listen to people's needs and experiences of services
Healthwatch will have a flexible and robust work plan to meet the needs of the aims and objectives of the organisation. For further information about our work plan please contact us.
Healthwatch Sunderland will work with local people, patients, service users, carers, community groups, organisations, service providers and commissioners to get the best out of local health and social care services. This doesn’t just mean improving services today but influencing and shaping services to meet the needs of the local communities tomorrow.