Healthwatch Bexley shortlisted for network award

Local health champion is shortlisted for the creation of the South East London Healthwatch Director in major national awards scheme
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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.

"This year once again the standard of entries for the Healthwatch Week awards was extremely high. Your local Healthwatch has been shortlisted because of excellent work which has really benefited your community." “I am extremely proud of the inspiring dedication shown by our staff and volunteers to making a real difference for your community, whether that be by reaching out to those whose views are not being heard, helping people find the support they need or making sure NHS and social care services act on the improvements that you want to see.”
— Sir Robert Francis QC, Chair of Healthwatch England

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.
“This nomination is for the entire staff and volunteer family of Healthwatch in south east London. Over the last year we have worked together to support more people than ever and to make sure their views reached the right decision makers. We could not have done this work without the collaboration of our partners, thank you. Being nominated has inspired everyone involved.”
— Folake Segun, Director South east London Healthwatch

More information about the Healthwatch Week Awards shortlist can be found here on the Healthwatch England website.

For more information about Healthwatch Bexley and how its team continue to support people throughout the pandemic click here.

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