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State of support - local Healthwatch finances 2017/18

Posted on 04/12/17

Our latest report sets out what funding the Healthwatch network has received to carry out its statutory activities for 2017/18.

The key findings from this year’s report indicate that: 

  • There has been a 6.9% reduction in funding compared to the year before, and a 37% fall since the Government’s original allocation in 2013.
  • A third of local Healthwatch (47) have experienced a significant cut in funding.
  • Less than 50p per head is being invested annually in Healthwatch to gather the views and experiences of people.

Our letter to the Secretary of State (PDF 213KB)

State of Support 2017-18 (PDF 112.34KB)