Welcome to Healthwatch
Take a look at our online induction course to learn more about Healthwatch, your role and responsibilities and the support on offer from Healthwatch England. It will also be a useful refresher for existing board members who want to make the most of their role.
What does the course include?
The course includes the following five sections, as well as contributions from existing board members on the difference they make:
Welcome to Healthwatch – our role and values
Including a welcome from Sir Robert Francis QC, Chair of Healthwatch, who explains our values and the priorities of Healthwatch
Running an effective Healthwatch
A closer look at the legislation and the key things all local Healthwatch leaders should know and do
Your role, responsibilities and Healthwatch decision making
Explains the two different models of Healthwatch, standalone and hosted, and the importance of independent and transparent decision making and governing arrangements
Your role in representing Healthwatch
Introduces you to the different situations where you may be representing your Healthwatch, including if you are a media spokesperson
Support from Healthwatch England
This section covers ways that Healthwatch England supports local Healthwatch, from contact with your regional lead to engaging with other local Healthwatch on our Facebook Workplace community