Healthwatch Bexley, along with the other five South-East London Healthwatch (Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark) has been nominated for a prestigious national award for the creation of the role of South-East London Healthwatch Director. This role has helped ensure that patient and public voices are fed into governance structures and operational strategies of the Integrated Care System and allows each local Healthwatch to maintain a strong focus on each of the boroughs across South-East London.
Healthwatch Bexley was shortlisted under the 'Working with your Integrated Care System’ category in the Healthwatch Awards 2021, which are run by Healthwatch England.
This annual event celebrates the difference Healthwatch’s 4,000 plus staff and volunteers across England have made over the past year. Healthwatch Bexley is one of only 30 local Healthwatch out of a total of 152 across England to be in the running for one of the awards.
Healthwatch Bexley will find out whether its award bid has been successful during Healthwatch Week, which runs from Tuesday 9 November 2021.
Across south east London Healthwatch staff and volunteers have been supporting their local community more than ever through the coronavirus pandemic by:
- Finding out what people like about health and social care support, and what could be improved
- Helping people find the information they need about services in their area and,
- Encouraging those in charge of NHS and social care services to make the changes that communities would like to see.