Our power to advise councils

This document outlines our power to advise councils if we have any concerns about commissioning proposal and decisions regarding local Healthwatch.
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Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, we have a statutory responsibility to ensure the quality of the Healthwatch network. 

In order to manage this effectively we will work with local authorities at all stages of the commissioning cycle, providing advice about how best to achieve and maintain appropriate standards. 

Where we have concerns about commissioning proposals and decisions, there is a three stage process that we will follow. This document outlines that process.


If you need this report in a different format, please email enquiries@healthwatch.co.uk or call 03000 68 3000.

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