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CQC Working With Local Healthwatch

We are delighted to launch a briefing on how CQC will work with the Healthwatch Network as part of our new approach to inspecting health and care services. Please find attached a letter from David Behan and Katherine Rake which highlights the importance of the developing relationship.


The briefing, jointly produced by Healthwatch England with input from local Healthwatch, sets out CQC’s role, what local Healthwatch can expect from us and how you can share information with us.

Please view the briefing on our website here.

Attached is a list of all the primary care inspection managers or designated inspectors who will coordinate Healthwatch relationships. The list will provide you with the name and email address of the manager responsible for working with your Healthwatch. You can also expect to have contact during the year with the inspection teams for adult social care and NHS acute hospital services as part of their inspections.

If you have an questions please contact us by emailing:

We look forwards to working with you,

Public Engagement and Involvement Team

Care Quality Commission2