Who are Healthwatch Hillingdon?
Healthwatch Hillingdon is a health and social care watchdog run by and for local people. It is independent of the NHS and the local Council. We are here to help you get the best out of your health and care services, and give you a voice so you can influence and challenge how health and care services are provided throughout Hillingdon. We can also provide you with information about local health and care services, and support you if you need help to resolve a complaint about your NHS treatment or Social Care.
Healthwatch Hillingdon has published our 3rd annual report, ‘A catalyst for change’.
The report for the year ending 31st March 2016 outlines how we are serving our residents and those people who use health and social care services in Hillingdon.
In publishing the report Graham Hawkes our CEO said “It has been a positive year and I thank everybody who has contributed to Healthwatch Hillingdon. For the residents who have spoken to us, the volunteers whose valuable time is so appreciated, my dedicated staff for their hard work and the Board for all their support again this year. It has been a real team effort.”
Read the full report here: Healthwatch Hillingdon Annual Report 2015-16
Our Focus on Children and Young People’s Mental Wellbeing
Click here to see how Healthwatch Hillingdon is working to improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the children and young adults in Hillingdon and how you can get involved.
Let us know what you think of our future plans
The Healthwatch Hillingdon Work Plan 2015-17 sets out the organisations Operational Priorities for the next two years. The document gives a high level description of the key objectives, proposed tasks, the expected outcomes of our activities, how these will be measured, and when they are expected to be completed.
How these objectives will be achieved will be provided in an associated delivery plan, supporting project proposal documents and engagement strategy plan. These sets out in more detail the work to be undertaken, the related roles and responsibilities, the resource contribution required for each priority, and describes how its success will be measured.
The focus of our work for 2015-17 has been aligned with our Strategic Priorities and selected to reflect our statutory requirements, and the findings from in-depth analysis of data and intelligence gathered from our residents.
Please let us know what you think of our plans, we welcome your feedback.
Everyone who is cared for by the NHS in England has formal rights to make choices about the service that they receive. These include the right to choose a GP surgery, to state which GP you’d like to see, to choose which hospital you’re treated at, and to receive information to support your choices among may other rights.
The Constitution sets out the guiding values, core principles of the NHS and sets out your rights as an NHS patient, click here for more details.
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