In April 2013 Healthwatch took over Local Involvement Networks (or LINks) as the new consumer champion for health and social care services.
The aim of Healthwatch is to give citizens and communities a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided locally.
Healthwatch Nottingham and Nottinghamshire aims to make sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account in the planning and provision of health and social care services locally. Information that is gathered via Healthwatch will be used by the national Healthwatch to influence national policy, advice and guidance.
To find out more and join Healthwatch Nottingham Nottingham and Nottinghamshire visit their website at https://hwnn.co.uk/.
To find out more about Healthwatch England visit their website at www.healthwatch.co.uk.