Independent report

Local Healthwatch: progress and promise

This report examines the progess made in the first 18 to 21 months of local Healthwatch.



Local Healthwatch organisations are the local champion for patients, services users and the public, covering both health and social care.

The Department of Health commissioned the King’s Fund to review the progress made by local Healthwatch.

This report identifies the positive steps that could be taken across the system to enable a high-performing and effective local Healthwatch network.