- Autism, ADHD & learning disabilities
- Physical health & disability
- Problems with a service
Healthwatch Sheffield collect consumer feedback about health services in the city. This includes (but is not limited to) GPs, dentists, opticians, pharmacies and social care services (e.g. residential homes, personal budgets and care at home services etc). Their aim is to improve health and social care services in Sheffield, advocate for change and help people to get the best out of the services that they are accessing. They were set up as part of a statutory duty but they are independent, act as a watchdog but are not part of NHS or Sheffield City Council.
Healthwatch Sheffield can help by
- getting your views on health and social care heard in the city, so you can help to make improvements
- providing advice and information about local services that might be useful for you, or a relative/friend
- ensuring that everybody in the city is able to be involved, by building a wide range of networks and activities.
They also incorporate Young Healthwatch which is for anyone aged 14-25 years. It provides young people with the opportunity to be heard and to help influence local health and social care services.