Healthwatch Wandsworth Assembly – 8th February 2017
Our public Assembly was held on Wednesday the 8th February at the Yvonne Carr Centre in Battersea. Four members of the Healthwatch Executive Board were elected, with two new members joining the Board for the first time. The Executive Board plays a role in ensuring good governance and clear strategic planning for Healthwatch Wandsworth’s projects.
We listened to a presentation about a new way of working for the NHS - MCPs, or Multispecialty Community Providers. NHS services will be working with the Battersea Community Interest Company (CIC) GP Federation, which is now responsible for co-ordinating out of hospital care in our borough. Their focus will be ensuring health and care professionals work together in a co-ordinated way to achieve better care at home and in the community, across a variety of services. Battersea CIC has also appointed a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Lead who plans to engage and communicate with patients in different ways to make sure that services meet their needs.
Multispecialty Community Providers Presentation - Vision and Next Steps
Multispecialty Community Provider Presentation - Questions and Answers
Healthwatch will give people a powerful voice locally and nationally. At a local level, local Healthwatch will work to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Local Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.
What is Healthwatch?
Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. Healthwatch 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.
What we do
Healthwatch Wandsworth represent the views of people who use services, carers and the public on the Health and Wellbeing boards set up by local authorities - provide a health and social care information and signposting service from 2013 to support people who make a complaint about services - report concerns about the quality of health care to Healthwatch England, which can then recommend that the Care Quality Commission take action
to find out more visit the Healthwatch website http://www.healthwatchwandsworth.co.uk
Sarah Alana Delia Funmilyao