Helping you with your decision making process

Find out more about decision making, including how to meet your legal obligations, with tips on gathering information and prioritising your work plan.
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Every Local Healthwatch must have a published decision making process. This guidance helps you to assess whether your current process is fit for purpose, or in need of a refresh.  

It sets out why you need a policy and the benefits a robust process can bring to your team. It explains the legal requirements, and what they mean for your local Healthwatch and provides tips on gathering a robust evidence base and prioritising in your work plan.

You will also find a template which you can adopt and adapt to your team’s needs.


Decision making guidance
How we make decisions [Easy Read version which you can use on your local website]