Healthwatch England

Written by Jyothis George on 06 October 2012. Modified on 06 October 2012. Hits: 8479

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Healthwatch England, the new national independent consumer champion for health and social care in England, has been officially launched.

Until April, the body will focus on setting up local Healthwatch organisations, which will have statutory powers to inspect health and social care services in every local authority in England by 2013. The national body will gather and analyse information from the local organisations and raise issues with the Secretary of State for Health, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the NHSCB, Monitor and local authorities.

More info here on the Healthwatch website.

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