Healthwatch is a group which aims to give local people a voice to influence their health and social care services, as they describe:
'Healthwatch gives people a powerful voice locally and nationally. At a local level, local Healthwatch helps local people to get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Local Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.'