Healthwatch South Gloucestershire acts as a consumer champion for the patients and the public of South Gloucestershire. The service hears the views of the local population and promotes the views to the relevant decision makers.

Proposed Changes. Due to increasing demands on Council budgets, from April 2019 the Council is proposing to reduce Healthwatch South Gloucestershire funding by approximately 50% and jointly commission the service in partnership with Bristol City Council, and potentially North Somerset Council. This proposal is being considered as there is potential to prevent funding reductions to other services where a greater negative impact on individuals may be experienced. 

It would be most valuable if you could share your thoughts and views on these proposals. You can do this by

  • Viewing or download the consultation document, the initial Initial Equalities Impact Assessment
  • Complete our online survey or Complete a paper survey; download and print a copy from our website or ask for one from your local library
  • To access these resources please visit the consultation webpage

Consultation closes: 23 July 2018

Healthwatch was created by Part 5 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. There is a national body, Healthwatch England, and a local organisation for each local council in England with social care responsibilities, which is local Healthwatch, or in our area Healthwatch South Gloucestershire.

You can find out more about Healthwatch by viewing their reports at: