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Building successful Healthwatch organisations

Local authorities are responsible for commissioning Healthwatch and are embracing this challenge with increasing energy and enthusiasm. The case studies in this report are intended to provide a flavour of some of the good work and innovative practice-taking place.

Sector-led improvement

Developing effective local Healthwatch

Within the context of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 a number of key sectors have come together to provide effective leadership and support for the successful implementation of local Healthwatch (LHW).

Sector-led improvement

Local Healthwatch: LGA offer of support and development

Local authorities have a significant role to play in being proactively supportive of the aims and ambitions of Local Healthwatch and in being seen to be supportive of it at both a strategic level and at the ‘frontline'. This briefing details the Healthwatch LGA offer of support and development, and how we will work with authorities to gather and share good practice.  

Sector-led improvement

Establishing local Healthwatch: commissioning and development

Establishing local Healthwatch (LHW) is a series of briefings produced by the LGA to assist local authorities and their partners in local communities and the NHS to support the commissioning, setting up and early development of local Healthwatch.

Sector-led improvement

Enabling learning, development and improvement

This publication shares some of the experiences and opinions of local government officers, elected members and others who have participated as peers in the LGA Corporate Peer Challenge Programme. The contributions featured show that the benefits are wide, varied and sometimes personal. But there are some common themes that emerge from many of the experiences shared.

Peer challenges
Sector-led improvement

Enabling learning, development and improvement

This publication shares some of the experiences and opinions of local government officers, elected members and others who have participated as peers in the LGA Corporate Peer Challenge Programme. The contributions featured show that the benefits are wide, varied and sometimes personal. But there are some common themes that emerge from many of the experiences shared.

Peer challenges
Sector-led improvement

Healthwatch: On the board toolkit

This toolkit is part of the LGA's 'Healthwatch: On the Board' series, designed as a learning aid to support local Healthwatch representatives on their health and wellbeing board (HWB).

Sector-led improvement

Taking stock: Where next with sector-led improvement?

Three years ago, alongside the abolition of the previous top down inspection regime, the LGA published "Taking the lead" setting out an approach to improvement in local government which had been developed and agreed with councils.

Sector-led improvement

Taking stock – where next with sector-led improvement? Consultation results

This report outlines the results of the LGA's consultation on the future of sector-led improvement, undertaken between January and March 2015.

Research
Sector-led improvement

Taking stock – where next with sector-led improvement? Consultation results

This report outlines the results of the LGA's consultation on the future of sector-led improvement, undertaken between January and March 2015.

Research
Sector-led improvement

Re-thinking local

The coronavirus pandemic has redefined how we all think about where and how we live.

Re-thinking local: full publication

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