The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) funds Healthwatch by making money available to local councils to commission an effective local Healthwatch. To enable DHSC to track what is happening to its investment, each year, we publish a report setting out the funding received by local Healthwatch.
Alongside this year's review, we have also provided our opinion of how current resourcing will impact the ability of the network to operate in the new health and care landscape in 2022/23 and beyond.
This briefing includes:
- Foreword from Sir Robert Francis QC, Chair of Healthwatch England
- Summary of our key findings
- Breakdown of local authority funding for local Healthwatch
- Breakdown of local authority funding for local Healtwatch across Integrated Care Systems