Your chance to help shape HealthWatch locally

3 October 2011 to 30 November 2011

Poole residents were asked to help shape a new initiative to champion the voice of patients, those who use adult social care and the public. 

Local HealthWatch will give people the opportunity to express their views and influence local health and social care services. It will also help people choose health and social care services and give support if they want to complain about health services. Local HealthWatch is being introduced under the government's health reforms and councils responsible for providing social care services need to ensure that local HealthWatch is in place by October 2012. 

You may have heard of LINKs (Local Involvement Networks) which will come to an end when Local HealthWatch starts.

Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole are joining forces to ensure that there is a smooth transition from LINks to Local HealthWatch. All three councils would like you to take part in shaping HealthWatch in this area and would love to hear your views. 

Survey forms and further information were available on-line and at Healthpoint, Poole Central Library, Dolphin Centre, Poole.

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