Healthwatch Bradford & District

Healthwatch is all about helping you influence the delivery and design of your local health and social care services. Whether you're improving services today or helping to shape them for tomorrow, every voice counts.

Head to the Healthwatch website to find out more! 

What is Healthwatch?

Healthwatch is here to give you a stronger voice to influence health and social care.

  • We ask you about your experience of health and social care, going out to talk with communities across our district

  • We listen to your experiences and look for the patterns that show us where change needs to happen

  • We tell organisations in charge of health and social care what you think works well and what needs to change

  • We check that these organisations are listening to your views and using this to improve services

  • We involve children, young people, and adults from a range of backgrounds and communities - to make sure everyone has a voice

  • We help you find information and make choices about local services

  • We share information with organisations like NHS England and the Care Quality Commission, so local issues can influence national policy.

Listening to local voices can help create services that really meet the needs of local communities.

How we are set up

Bradford District Council was responsible for commissioning the local Healthwatch service. It awarded the contract to deliver Healthwatch to Community Action, along with contracts to Bradford and Airedale Mental Health Advocacy Group and Choice Advocacy to run the new Bradford Independent NHS Complaints Advocacy service. 

The Healthwatch Bradford and District team are based at Central Hall in Keighley but travel widely across the District to engage with communities and carry out our project work.