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Healthwatch Devon Goes Live!
Freephone 0800 520 0640 www.healthwatchdevon.co.uk
Press Release from Community Council of Devon published: Wednesday 30th January 2013
We are pleased to announce that the Community Council of Devon has been awarded the contract for the development of Healthwatch Devon, the local consumer watchdog for health and social care.
The contract, which will be in place by 1 April 2013, was announced by Devon County Council yesterday and will build on the work of Local Involvement Network (LINk).
As part of the government's health and social care bill, which will radically alter the way health and social care services are delivered and transfer much of the public health responsibilities from the NHS to local government, a new independent consumer champion group will be set up to act as a watchdog in their local areas. It will exist in 2 forms local Healthwatch at a local level and Healthwatch England at a national level.
We are looking forward to working in partnership with the Citizens Advice Bureau, Devon Senior Voice and Peninsula Enterprises as well as with Devon County Council and LINk so that everyone in Devon is able to have their say on health and social care.