The coronavirus outbreak has brought along numerous challenges, including changing the way many of us work. Like the majority of people, the Healthwatch County Durham team have been meeting remotely over previous months to try and minimise the spread of the virus. Whilst we are still getting used to this new way of working, listening to the views and experiences of the public remains a top priority for us.
The Healthwatch County Durham Board independently contribute to the development and delivery of our strategic work plan, to help improve the health and social care outcomes of the County’s residents. All decisions are made in line with the requirements of the Department of Health and Social Care and Healthwatch England, through clear governance, effective strategic planning, and good management. All of our Board members are volunteers with vast experience working in the third sector, health and social care.
Our Board meetings are usually held bi-monthly, on either a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon. For more information/ if you would like to attend one of our online Board meetings, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0800 3047039 and we will send you a meeting invitation and the papers electronically. Alternatively, you can email us any experiences or questions relating to health and/or social care services, that you would like to be taken to the board.