The new independent consumer champion Healthwatch launches across England

Posted 01/04/2013

Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion for health and social care and launches across England from 1st April. The network is made up of the nationally-focused Healthwatch England leading 152 community-focused local Healthwatch. Together they form the Healthwatch network, working closely to ensure consumers’ views are represented both locally and nationally. This is the first time a national champion has been set up with independent statutory powers to act on behalf of both adults and children.

Healthwatch Reading gains Charity status

Posted 25/03/2013

On the 22 March 2013 we are pleased to announce that Healthwatch Reading was granted Charity status. Reading was among the first local Healthwatch to achieve this status.