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Introducing Healthwatch Barnet

07 May 2013

Healthwatch Barnet is here to help local people get the best out of their health and social care services.

Healthwatch Barnet is here to help local people get the best out of their health and social care services.

Barnet Council has awarded the contract to deliver Healthwatch to Community Barnet. Community Barnet's, eight partner organisations, including Age UK Barnet ,Healthwatch volunteers and Friends will be involved. The period from April to June will be a time of transition from LINk to Healthwatch.


Healthwatch Barnet is a network of individuals, organisations and groups who work together to improve health and social care services in our borough. 

Healthwatch Barnet will be part of a new Healthwatch network from April 2013, giving people who use health and social care services a powerful voice locally and nationally. Healthwatch England will take local experiences of care and use them to influence national policy.


Healthwatch Barnet will involve people of all ages and from all sections of the community. It will build on the knowledge and experience of existing Local Involvement Networks (LINks), so ensuring continuity, and will reach out into all parts of the community that do not currently have a voice. Healthwatch Barnet will help you get the best from your local health and social care services.


Through May and June, Community Barnet will be talking to groups and communities about Healthwatch, about how it can best liaise with patients and residents and we will be listening to people's experiences of healthcare.


Community Barnet will be engaging a new steering group and volunteers. They will keep members updated by email and through their website.  If you are not already a member, email them to join and find out more and to receive information about events and activities.


Click here for information, advice and signposting on health services.

Tel (from landline): 0844 826 9336

Tel (from mobile): 0300 456 8365


For general information about Healthwatch Barnet email or call 020 8364 8400 ext 218



Healthwatch partners are: Citizens Advice Bureau, Advocacy in Barnet, BCIL (Barnet Centre for Independent Living), Age UK Barnet, Barnet Carers Centre, Barnet Mencap, Community Barnet Children and Young People's Team and Parenting Consortium, Homestart Barnet, Jewish Care and Mind in Barnet.