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Building successful Healthwatch organisations

15 case studies

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 places local government at the centre of ensuring our communities receive the care they deserve. Together with new responsibilities for Public Health and Health and Wellbeing Boards, Healthwatch represents an important opportunity for local people to influence the decisions being made about their services, across the NHS and social care. This report demonstrates how some local authorities are already rising to the challenge of implementing the Government’s plans Healthwatch.