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Who we are and what we do

Healthwatch Northamptonshire is the independent people’s champion of health and social care in the county.

We work to help people get the best out of their local health and social care services, whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow.

By listening to your experiences of publicly funded care, good or bad, we can help shape the services you receive.

We have powerful, statutory rights to represent your views. They are used to influence the people who provide services and make decisions about them.

We are here to give patients, service users and local people an opportunity to influence and challenge decision makers about local health and social care services.

"Healthwatch Northamptonshire works to help people get the best out of their local health and social care services, whether it's improving them today or helping to shape for tomorrow."

David N Jones, Healthwatch Northamptonshire Chair

How we work

Every voice counts when it comes to shaping the future of health and social care, and when it comes to improving it for today. Everything that local Healthwatch does brings the voice and influence of local people to the development and delivery of local services.

People need to feel that their local Healthwatch belongs to and reflects them and their local community. It needs to feel approachable, practical and dynamic and to act on behalf of local people.

You can speak to us to find information about health and social care services available locally.

Frequently asked questions

Our policies

Ever wondered what we do and how we can help you? 

Healthwatch Northamptonshire is the county's independent health and care champion. This short video explains in just one minute what our organisation is all about.

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Read our latest Annual Report

During 2019-20 we undertook some exciting projects and continued to ensure that the views and needs of the people of Northamptonshire are considered, particularly as services and organisations are restructured. 

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Our vision, values and strategy

Healthwatch Northamptonshire will be a strong, resolute and independent community champion. We will give local people a voice and work in partnership to influence the design and quality of health and social care provision so that all local people have an opportunity for an improved quality of life.

Our vision, values and strategy

Have your say

Tell us your experience of health and social care services and help make care better.

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About Healthwatch in different languages and formats

Find out how you can have your say on health and social care

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Connected Together CIC

Connected Together is a Community Interest Company set up as a partnership between The University of Northampton and Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire. The CIC is the legal entity that manages the Healthwatch Northamptonshire contract.

Find out more about Connected Together CIC

Our Board

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Find out more about our Board.

Meet our Board

Our staff

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Meet our staff and volunteers.

Meet the team