Shaping local health services

A new watchdog for local health services is launching on 1 April 2013. Local Healthwatch Calderdale will:

  • Help you influence how services are set up, commissioned and delivered
  • Provide information about, and signposting to, local services
  • Provide support if you need to make a complaint

Local Healthwatch replaces the Local Involvement Network (LINk) which will close on 31 March 2013.

Members of the public are invited to meet the new Local Healthwatch providers, Voluntary Action Calderdale and Citizens Advice Bureau. No medical knowledge is needed for you to get involved, just an interest in developing future services and a desire to make a difference.

Anyone who would like to get involved is welcome to an introductory event at the Kings Centre on 5 March 2013. Two sessions will be held during the event on 5 March at 1-3pm or 5-7pm. To register at one of the sessions, or to find out more contact


Calderdale Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Janet Battye, said:

“Healthwatch is an important opportunity for local people to influence the way in which health and social care is provided, making sure that they have a voice on how these services are delivered now and in the future.”

More information on Local Healthwatch is available at Healthwatch|External link

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