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.