Healthwatch Network Awards 2019: the shortlist

With just under one month to go until the Healthwatch Network Awards, take a look at this year's shortlist.
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Each year, we celebrate the difference this makes to people’s experiences, at the Healthwatch Network Awards.

More than 406,000 people spoke up about the improvements they would like to see to services during the last year. Healthwatch have achieved real change by using these opinions to encourage services to put what people want at the heart of care.

The Healthwatch who have been shortlisted were selected from over 145 entries to this year’s awards.

The winner of each category will be chosen by a panel of external judges and announced on Tuesday 1 October 2019.

Award categories

Championing diversity and inclusion

This award recognises how Healthwatch have made a difference to the experiences of diverse communities using health and social care services. The shortlisted Healthwatch are:

  • Healthwatch Bexley
  • Healthwatch East Sussex
  • Healthwatch Kent
  • Healthwatch Lincolnshire
  • Healthwatch Wolverhampton

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Giving people the advice and information they need

This award recognises how Healthwatch have helped people make decisions about their health and wellbeing by giving them the advice and information they need. The shortlisted Healthwatch are:

  • Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen, Healthwatch Blackpool, Healthwatch Cumbria and Healthwatch Lancashire. 
  • Healthwatch Devon
  • Healthwatch Hillingdon
  • Healthwatch Lewisham
  • Healthwatch Liverpool
  • Healthwatch Wirral

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Helping more people to have their say

This award recognises Healthwatch who have spoken to a significant number of people about their experiences of health and social care or have used creative ways to find out people’s views. The shortlisted Healthwatch are:

  • Healthwatch Leeds
  • Healthwatch Luton
  • Healthwatch Northamptonshire
  • Healthwatch Southampton
  • Healthwatch Sutton

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Improving health and social care

This award recognises Healthwatch who have used people’s views to make tangible improvements to local health and social care services. The shortlisted Healthwatch are:

  • Healthwatch Manchester
  • Healthwatch North Tyneside
  • Healthwatch Suffolk
  • Healthwatch Wakefield
  • Healthwatch West Berkshire

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Outstanding individuals who’ve made a difference

This award recognises a volunteer, individual or group who has worked passionately to improve health and social care services for their community. The shortlisted Healthwatch are:

  • Healthwatch Brent
  • Healthwatch Bucks
  • Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Healthwatch Essex
  • Healthwatch Surrey

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Jacob Lant, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Healthwatch England said,

“The Healthwatch Network Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the difference local Healthwatch have made across the country.

This year we received some outstanding entries from local Healthwatch, which has made the shortlisting even more challenging. We have been very impressed by the quality and incredible range of work on show. These entries highlight the real impact we can have when people’s experiences are placed at the heart of services they receive."

Have you been nominated for a Healthwatch Network Award?

We've created a template press release for you to use with your local media as well as guidance on how you can create a short video for workplace to tell colleagues more about the work you've been doing in advance of the conference. 


Learn and share at Healthwatch 2019

Join us at The ICC in Birmingham on Tuesday 1 - Wednesday 2 October, for what we hope to be our biggest conference yet.

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