Survey of Health & Social Care in Northumberland

Healthwatch Northumberland is the independent champion for people in the county who use health and social care.

We exist to ensure that people are at the heart of care, listening to what people like about services or what could be improved and we share their views with those with the power to make change happen. We also help people find the information they need about services in their area. Health and social care services can be anything from GPs to pharmacists, care homes to hospitals.

We have the power to ensure that people’s voices are heard by the government and those running services. As well as seeking the public’s views ourselves, we also encourage services to involve people in decisions that affect them. Our sole purpose is to help make care better for people.

We would really like to hear about residents experiences of health and social care in Northumberland over the last year through our annual survey. This can be as a patient or carer. Knowing what is important to people helps us to work more effectively on their behalf. Views will be shared anonymously and stored in line with data protection regulations. Participants could also be in with a chance of winning a £25 Marks & Spencer voucher.

Thank you for your support us as we ensure the health and social care needs of the people of Northumberland are heard, understood and met by those responsible for commissioning and delivering services.

Many thanks and kind regards,


Claire Jackson

Information, Communication & Marketing Officer



Healthwatch Northumberland

Adapt NE

Burn Lane



NE46 3HN

Tel: 03332 408468

Mob: 07413 385275

Fax: 01434 605251

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