Transition to Local Healthwatch in the East Midlands
24th May: New reports released from CDF and Locally Made
In anticipation of the changes coming under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, local authorities and Local Involvement Networks (LINks) are preparing for considerable reform. In a new health and social care landscape, powers will be significantly redistributed in favour of local level decision makers – be they local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) or patients themselves.
CDF and Locally Made (Community Interest Company) were commissioned (July 2011) by a consortium of local authorities in the East Midlands to support Commissioners and LINKs to begin their thinking on transition to Healthwatch. The reports provide useful insight on meeting the challenges from Commissioners and LINKs perspectives some of which will be useful to commissioners and Links in other areas.
CDF and Locally Made would like to thank the local authority commissioners and LINks members who participated in the East Midlands LINks to Healthwatch Transition Programme for their insight, cooperation and commitment.
The reports can be downloaded by clicking the links below:
The transition to Local Healthwatch in the East Midlands, Reflections from LINks members : Part A
The transition to Local Healthwatch in the East Midlands, Reflections from commissioners : Part B
Appendix A: LINks to Local Healthwatch transition planning checklist
Appendix B: Questions on Healthwatch England from the East Midlands