Healthwatch Network Awards 2018 shortlist announced

After reviewing over 170 entries, we are pleased to announce all of the finalists for the Healthwatch Network Awards 2018.
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The Healthwatch Network Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this work, highlighting the difference local Healthwatch have made by using this wealth of intelligence to help decision makers target their efforts to make things better.
— Jane Mordue, Chair of Healthwatch England

Every year, the awards celebrate positive stories of how local Healthwatch are helping to make care better for thousands of people.

Healthwatch across the country listen to what people like about the NHS and social care and what could be changed. They share these views with professionals, so that services can understand what people and their families want from care.

These awards recognise the importance of how people’s feedback is vital. Thanks to the 341,000 people who shared their experiences with Healthwatch last year, positive changes have been made to how local health and care services are run.

The local Healthwatch shortlisted for 2018 Healthwatch Network Awards were picked from over 170 award entries.

The winner from each category will be chosen by a panel of external judges and announced on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

Award categories

Volunteering

Using creative ways to involve volunteers and others in our work.

  • Healthwatch Birmingham
  • Healthwatch Derbyshire
  • Healthwatch Northamptonshire
  • Healthwatch South Gloucestershire
  • Healthwatch Wiltshire

Giving people the advice and information they need

Ensuring communities get the advice and information they need to make decisions about their wellbeing, care and the services that support them.

  • Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire
  • Healthwatch Shropshire
  • Healthwatch Surrey
  • Healthwatch Torbay
  • Healthwatch Wirral

Improving health and social care

Using the experiences and views of people to help improve health and social care.

  • Healthwatch Camden
  • Healthwatch Enfield
  • Healthwatch Hillingdon
  • Healthwatch Manchester
  • Healthwatch Tower Hamlets

Helping people have their say

Reaching out to people to find out about their experiences and views of using health and social care services.

  • Healthwatch Camden
  • Healthwatch Durham
  • Healthwatch Herefordshire
  • Healthwatch Northamptonshire
  • Healthwatch Staffordshire

Championing diversity and inclusion

Understanding the needs of a diverse community in your area.

  • Healthwatch East Sussex
  • Healthwatch Hampshire
  • Healthwatch Lancashire
  • Healthwatch Oxfordshire
  • Healthwatch Staffordshire

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

Commending NHS or social care organisations, teams or individuals who have put people at the heart of their care.

  • Dr Knut Schroeder , nominated by Healthwatch Bristol
  • Peartree Medical Centre, nominated by Healthwatch Derby
  • Ann O'Brien, nominated by Healthwatch Isle of Wight
  • Avery Mews Care Home and the Co-Operative Childcare Nursery, nominated by Healthwatch Kirklees
  • Heartlands Health and Care Partnership, nominated by Healthwatch Surrey

#ItStartsWithYou

Celebrating people who have passionately worked towards improving health and care for their community.

  • Errol Campbell, working with Healthwatch Bristol
  • Becky Lawley, working with Healthwatch Dudley
  • Tony Bentley, working with Healthwatch Durham
  • Families of Nascot Lawn, working with Healthwatch Hertfordshire
  • Sandra Bell, working with Healthwatch Northamptonshire

The Healthwatch Network Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this work, highlighting the difference local Healthwatch have made by using this wealth of intelligence to help decision makers target their efforts to make things better.

This year we received some outstanding entries from the network. We were impressed by the quality and incredible range of work on show and they all highlight the real impact we can have when people’s experiences are placed at the heart of the services they receive.

Jane Mordue, Chair of Healthwatch England

How does sharing your views make a difference?  

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