What is Healthwatch?
Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. They will play a role at both national and local level and will make sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account.
Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire will :
- Represent the views of service users, patients, carers and the general public on the Health and Wellbeing boards set up by local authorities.
- Report concerns about the quality of health care to Overview and Scrutiny committee or Healthwatch England, which can then recommend that the Care Quality Commission take action.