Annual report template 2021-22

Download the new annual report template to showcase how your work has made a difference to local people.
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It's a legal requirement for your local Healthwatch to produce an annual report by the end of June. To help you do this, use our template which is available in PowerPoint and InDesign formats. The template includes a branded design, as well as guidance on exactly what you need to report.

Download the templates.


It's great if you can personalise the report with local photography. However, we've also added a new album on our Flickr library, with images that you can use throughout your report.

These images are all selected to fit with the new visual brand guidelines. 

View Flickr album


We have also produced the first batch of updated graphics to fit with the new visual brand guidelines. 

These new graphics are available on the Communications Centre, and can be downloaded in blue, pink and teal from our colour palette. 

Please note you will need to be logged in to see the resources on The Communications Centre. There is one account per local Healthwatch, however if you are having problems accessing your account please email

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Extra support

As always we are running a series of webinars to help support you to produce your annual report. 

How to use the annual report template

This session will help you to understand how to use the PowerPoint template, from changing pictures, updating text and adding or deleting slides. 

21 April 2022 | 10am - 11.30am | Book your space now

How to write for your annual report

This interactive session will help show you how you can best highlight your achievements from the last year, how to write great case studies and how to demonstrate the difference your work made. This training session will be repeated three times as numbers are limited.

28 April 2022 | 1.30pm - 3pm | Book your space now

12 May 2022 | 10am - 11.30am | Book your space now

25 May 2022 | 10am - 11.30am | Book your space now

Focusing on outcomes in our annual report stories

These sessions aim to help you choose the right stories to focus on outcomes and impact. You'll have an opportunity to talk about the potential stories you want to include in your annual report and receive feedback from other local Healthwatch peers.

26 May | 10am - 11.30am | Book your space now

30 May | 2pm - 3.30pm | Book your space now

9 June | 3pm - 4.30pm | Book your space now

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How to send us your annual report

Once you have published your annual report, you need to send it to:

  • Healthwatch England
  • Care Quality Commission
  • NHS England - by emailing 
  • Any Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) that falls within your local authority area, and/or senior ICS leaders when these have taken over CCG responsibilities
  • The Overview and Scrutiny Committee of your local authority
  • The local authority who commissions your service

To send your report to us, simply upload the final version to our webform. 

Upload your report


You can download the PowerPoint presentation below.

Both the InDesign version and PowerPoint versions are available on the Communications Centre.

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PowerPoint template

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