Healthwatch Leicestershire

Healthwatch Leicestershire is the independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of patients and the public of Leicestershire. VAL managed the service for five years between 2014-2018.

At a national level, Healthwatch Leicestershire contributed to research released by Healthwatch England that outlines where important steps have been made towards improving the hospital discharge process for patients. At a local level, this led to Healthwatch Leicestershire being part of multiple training seminars to healthcare professionals including consultants and senior nurses, to improve the discharge of patients from hospital settings.

Healthwatch Leicestershire Board members presented evidence based reports by representing the public at key decision making Boards, contributing to meetings such as:

    • Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee
    • Adults and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee
    • Clinical Commissioning Groups across Leicestershire and Rutland
    • Trust Boards across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Since 1 April 2018, there has been a new Healthwatch arrangement for Leicestershire and Leicester City and a new provider, Engaging Communities Staffordshire (ECS), picked up the reins when the contract held by VAL came to an end.

End of project report

Download the Healthwatch Annual Review 2017-18 (PDF)