Date Published: 04 August 2017
People across Rutland are being encouraged to share their views on local Healthwatch services during a six-week consultation that runs until Friday 8th September 2017.
Healthwatch services were first established across the country in 2013 and work to give local people a voice about their local health and social care services.
The current arrangements for local Healthwatch services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are due to come to an end in March 2018, with a consultation now taking place to gather people’s views on how they should be replaced.
The consultation is a joint project run by Rutland County Council, Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council.
“Healthwatch gives service users an important voice and works with them to help shape and improve the local services they rely on. It’s therefore really important that service users and providers take this opportunity to share their views with us, so we can help to ensure the future delivery of Healthwatch services continues to meet the needs of local communities.”
Councillor Richard Clifton, Portfolio Holder for Health and Social Care
People are asked to share their views on Healthwatch by completing a short questionnaire, which is available in print and online.
Paper copies of the questionnaire can be found at the Council Offices, local libraries and GP surgeries. Alternatively, the questionnaire is available to complete via our Public Consultations page.
If you would like a copy of the questionnaire in a different format, please contact the Rutland County Council on: 01572 758 240.
Service users will also be able to attend a public engagement event, where they can speak to council staff about their experiences. Details of this event will follow shortly.
If you would like to know more about Rutland’s Healthwatch consultation or have any question about how to get involved, please contact us on: 01572 758 240. Alternatively, please write to:
Rutland County Council