Derby Link

Under the Government's new legislation LINks will become Healthwatch in April 2013.  This will be achieved by Healthwatch Derby carrying forward existing LINk functions.  In addition, strengthening the ways in which commissioners and providers take the views and experiences of patients and the public into account when designing and commissioning health and social care services.  Healthwatch shall be asked to deliver on new responsibilities to provide advice and information as well as signposting people to navigate their way round the health and social care system.

Healthwatch Derby will feed into Healthwatch England.  Healthwatch England shall advise the NHS Commissioning Board, English Local Authorities, Monitor and the Secretary of State for Health.  The new legislation provides powers to Healthwatch England to recommend that action is taken by the Care Quality Commission where there are concerns about health and social care services.

Derby LINk Annual Report 2011 - 2012

The report details our activity for the past year including the number of consultations we were invited to take part in and those we actually got involved with.  We have provided brief updates on our major projects of promotion, research, Dementia Pathfinder and care homes work.

To view the report, please visit our Annual Reports page.

Click here to find out about our Members' Interest Survey.

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Current Consultations:

Care Home Visits: These are continuing and we have now completed 41 visits, to read the reports please click here. For more details please contact James Moore.

The views of LINk members are needed on a range of consultations.  For details of current consultations please contact James Moore on: 01332 227724.

We look forward to hearing from you.