Healthwatch Bradford & District
Healthwatch is an independent organisation at the service of the people in Bradford and District to secure better health and social care outcomes.
Healthwatch ensures that every voice in Bradford & District counts.
Every person has the power to influence what their health and social care looks like, and we make sure that happens. Healthwatch exists for the sole purpose of understanding your experiences and concerns, and speaking out to address those needs on your behalf.
What we do
We hold health and social care providers accountable to the people who use their services, correcting any issues today, and ensuring they get it right for tomorrow.
Through surveys and face-to-face interactions, we ask about your experiences and look for patterns that show us where change needs to happen. We go out into communities across the district and put the power in your hands to tell us what works and what doesn’t. We share your feedback and work with the appropriate health and social care organisations to improve services for the entire community, including children, young people, and adults from a wide range of backgrounds.
We then share this information with groups like NHS England and the Care Quality Commission so that the local issues that matter to you can influence national policy.
How we are set up
The Healthwatch Bradford and District service is commissioned by Bradford District Council, which awarded Community Action to deliver the contract. Contracts were also awarded 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 Cardigan House in Bingley, but travel widely across the District to engage with communities further afield and carry out important work for the project.