Presentation on theme: "Healthwatch England Dr Katherine Rake OBE April 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Healthwatch England Dr Katherine Rake OBE April 2013
Healthwatch - set up Roughly £3m budget, 30 staff Healthwatch England fully staffed by summer 2013 London and Leeds offices, with 4 local Healthwatch staff based across the country 152 local Healthwatch with dedicated budget - small staff plus volunteers; diverse set up and governance structures
Healthwatch England - Making a difference In 2013/14 our priorities are to: Ensure consumers and users of health and social care can exercise their right to be heard Ensure consumers and users of health and social care can exercise their right to redress Support local Healthwatch at this key stage of development Establish Healthwatch as an effective organisation that makes a difference for consumers and users in a changing health and social care landscape.
Key deliverables First national conference 20 th June 2013 for Healthwatch network Support for local Healthwatch organisations: Set up support Regional networks Communities of interest Specialist training e.g. Enter and View Guidance to local landscape and how to influence E-learning Standards of delivery.
Key deliverables Redress: Consumer experience of concerns and complaints process “Deep dive” on a highly vulnerable group – those who need someone to advocate on their behalf Gathering local Healthwatch data on good and poor practice Campaign on key improvements to the complaints process, including Francis recommendations
Key deliverables Representation: State of the Nation Report, focused on eight consumer rights – October 2013 Report on how consumers are currently given a voice in the health and social care system, good practice and areas for improvement Deep dive on vulnerable groups – children, mental health service users And, flexible response to issues arising from local Healthwatch or directly from consumers