Healthwatch Leicestershire


What are Healthwatch Leicester & Leicestershire and Healthwatch Rutland?

Healthwatch Leicester and Leicestershire and Healthwatch Rutland are independent watchdogs formed to make local health and social care services better for people by ensuring that their views and experiences are taken into account by those entrusted to design and run services.

Healthwatch organisations have a statutory seat on the local Health and Wellbeing Boards – the bodies that oversee health and social care in the city and counties. They have the statutory power to enter and view health and social care services using our trained volunteers.

They also have a statutory duty to report annually to Healthwatch England and publicly on engagement activities and how they have represented patients and social care users as well as the impact of these activities.


How can Healthwatch help you?

  • These organisations are independent voices for the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
  • They listen, represent your views and provide local information and signposting
  • They influence health and social care locally to ensure your voice is heard
  • They have a number of statutory duties to act on behalf of local people


How to contact your local Healthwatch:

Healthwatch Leicester and Leicestershire

Telephone: 0116 251 313

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Healthwatch Rutland

Telephone: 015782 720381