Local Healthwatch are unique – they are the only organisation that has a helicopter view of an entire local Health and Wellbeing system. In the world of localism and integrated health and care this is key.
The challenge that local Healthwatch face is matching this strategic leadership position with the resources they have at their disposal – which are very limited. This is compounded by the broad range of responsibilities that were placed upon them by the Health and Social Care Act.
My latest blog explores some of this practice and makes suggestions for future sustainability
You can read it here