Healthwatch Contract Awarded
West Sussex County Council awards the contract for Healthwatch West Sussex to current LINk host, Help and Care.
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The LINk and Healthwatch
Healthwatch commisioners - West Sussex County Council - have much useful information about Healthwatch on their website. Click hereto see.
The LINk and Healthwatch - Diary
October 2012: West Sussex County Council award the Healthwatch West Sussex contract to West Sussex LINk hosts, Help & Care in a consortium arrangement with Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice Bureau and Central and South Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau.
January 2012: The Department of Health announces changes to funding and the start date for local HealthWatch. Click on the following link to read more:
September 2011: Our colleague, Lucy Nichols, Development Officer for the Somerset LINk, has produced a briefing paper summarising "what we know so far" about Local HealthWatch...
HealthWatch Briefing paper
June 2011: A report prepared for the HealthWatch Project Group to support it in its responsibility to ensure West Sussex is able to establish an effective, efficient and representative Local HealthWatch.
Shaping HealthWatch in West Sussex
October 2010: The West Sussex LINk responds to the Establishing HealthWatch document. The consultation period has now ended.
West Sussex LINk Response to Establishing Healthwatch
August 2010: The Department of Health issues Establishing HealthWatch document to help interested parties understand more about the plans for LINks to become HealthWatch and the issues people might want to think about when responding to the consultation.
Establishing HealthWatch (Aug 2010)
July 2010: The Department of Health issues White Paper - Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS - setting out what it describes as “a bold vision for the future of the NHS”. The document includes a reference to how LINks will be integrated into the plans.
Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS (July 2010)