Healthwatch is the local consumer champion for both adult and children health and social care.

It aims to give citizens and communities a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided locally.

Healthwatch collects feedback from the public which is then used to influence commissioners decision makers in the planning of local services. It also feeds back on what services are good and what needs improvement to local providers and commissioners.

We meet on a quarterly basis with Healthwatch Surrey to discuss patient experience and communications and engagement work. Healthwatch Surrey and their volunteers also attend our Public Engagement Group and feed into the communications and engagement work of NHS Surrey Heath CCG.

Healthwatch also gives information, advice on guidance on anything health and social care related.

Every area has a local Healthwatch. Healthwatch Surrey covers the Surrey Heath area.