The Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups have asked Healthwatch to comment on the new Governance and committee arrangements that are being proposed. We will be keen to push for enhanced patient and service user involvement and will continue to work with the Clinical Commissioning Groups locally as the new arrangements are circulated for public comment.
We attended a packed Council Seminar recently of all the key players and leaders in Drug and Alcohol services in the County which was hosted by the Worcestershire Health and Well Being Board. We heard from patients in recovery, professionals on the front line and a passionate presentation from a group of young people on their vision and aspirations to make things better.
Healthwatch continues to monitor the changes in Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire including the new Frailty Assessment Unit at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and additional changes to urgent care countywide. We are keen to gather evidence of how these changes, as they are embedded, are impacting on patient experience both positively and negatively.
On Friday 1st December we will be holding our next Public Board Meeting at 10am at the Ecumenical Centre, 6 Evesham Street, Redditch B97 4EX.Agenda items will include updates on Healthwatch Worcestershire Performance Report Quarter 2 2017/2018, and an update on our Business Priorities. The second part of the meeting is entitled Public Participation and is the opportunity for members of the General Public to raise current Health and Social Care issues.

If you require any further information on our work please contact us on 01386 550 264 or info@healthwatchworcestershire.co.uk . All our published reports are available on our website www.healthwatchworcestershire.co.uk