Healthwatch

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Healthwatch Harrow engages local people and ensures their voice is heard by influencing the planning, design and delivery of services, to improve quality, outcome and experience. It is a membership organisation and is open to anyone who is entitled to access health or adult social care services in Harrow.

Each local authority is covered by a Healthwatch, which is an independent organisation which uses the experiences that residents have of local health and social care to help shape local services. Local Healthwatch organisations receive support and guidance from Healthwatch England, which operates at a national level. 

Healthwatch Harrow’s mission is “To champion concerns about health and social care provision based on focused engagement, signposting and monitoring and scrutiny activities gathered from the diverse Harrow resident, working and business community within available resources”.

They advise the Health and Wellbeing board, Overview and Scrutiny Committees, Secretary of State for Health, Monitor, the NHS Commissioning Board and the London Borough of Harrow about their findings and report to Department of Health and the Council every year. They encourage dialogue between local people using care and health services and policy makers.

Contact them on: 020 3432 2889 or info@healthwatchharrow.co.uk.