Our Work

Our latest projects, publications and e-bulletins

A round up of our recent work

Over the last few months we have:

A new office

Set up a local office in Bridgwater, Somerset and transferred the staff team.

A new website

We have launched the new and improved Healthwatch Somerset website.

Volunteer programme

Started to put in place a new volunteer programme and are meeting with people who have volunteered in the past and interested in being part of Healthwatch Somerset moving forward. Volunteer portal login

Meetings

Met with some of the local health and care commissioners and providers.

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Local communications

We send out a regular e-bulletin with news – please do sign up to our mailing list.  We also update our website and social media on a regular basis.  To find out what is Healthwatch Somerset check out this short film: Healthwatch Somerset in 1 minute

Interim Board Members

Have appointed a new Interim Chair of the Board, along with Interim Board Members.

Local Health and Wellbeing Board

Taken up our seat at the local Health and Wellbeing Board and other important groups.

What will we do by Summer 2018?

We aim to have the new arrangements for Healthwatch Somerset properly established, so we have a strong basis for the next 5+ years.  By the summer we plan to have:

Volunteer recruitment

Carried out a recruitment campaign for volunteers.

Community engagement

Supported our volunteers to deliver local community engagement.

Staff recruitment

Filled all available staff roles.

Work plan

The Interim Board will be setting the priorities for the work plan.

Communications

Increasing our communications so that more people know what Healthwatch is and are encouraged to talk to us.

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Somerset Choices

Work with commissioners to improve the quality of information on the website Somerset Choices including signposting local people to it.

Rationale and explanation of our methods we use

Read about what methods we use to collect and process data for our work and the reasoning behind it.

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