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Healthwatch York. Healthwatch volunteer information event Monday 18 th March 2013. What is HealthWatch?. A new service, set up by the Government Starting on 2 nd April 2013 Replacing Local Involvement Networks, or LINKs Nationally, HealthWatch England

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healthwatch york

Healthwatch York

Healthwatch volunteer information event

Monday 18th March 2013

what is healthwatch
What is HealthWatch?
  • A new service, set up by the Government
  • Starting on 2nd April 2013
  • Replacing Local Involvement Networks, or LINKs
  • Nationally, HealthWatch England
  • Plus each local authority area has a local HealthWatch
healthwatch york1
HealthWatch York

Your Local HealthWatch.

We will;

  • help people share their views and concerns about health & social care in York
  • provide information and signposting
  • signpost people to independent complaints advocacy
what will happen to links
What will happen to LINks

HealthWatch York will take on much of their work, such as;

  • promoting patient and public involvement
  • seeking peoples’ views on services
  • having the right to enter and view services
  • commenting on changes to local services
our model
Our model

HealthWatch York will

  • put the public and patients at the heart of the partnerships that make services happen
  • be a membership organisation
  • create networks of experts
our approach
Our approach
  • talk
  • listen
  • build & innovate
  • reach
  • healthwatch community champions
  • healthwatch partner programme
the team so far
The team so far
  • Siân Balsom, Carol Pack, Helen Patching, Barbara Hilton
  • our HealthWatch Partners
  • and...
volunteering opportunities
Volunteering opportunities
  • community champions
  • representatives
  • readers
  • and other roles...
volunteer process
Volunteer process
  • role descriptions explaining what each position involves in more detail
  • application & interview process for all positions
  • training and support to fulfil the role
  • opportunities to learn new skills, and help improve health & wellbeing across York
contact us
Contact us

email: healthwatch@yorkcvs.org.uk

tel: 01904 621133

Twitter: @HealthWatchYork

HealthWatch York, Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET