Healthwatch Essex is an independent voice for the people of Essex. We gather and represent your views about health and care services in the county to help improve them.

Good or bad, we’d like to hear your views on the care you receive in Essex. You can share your experience online or call us on 0300 500 1895. Our volunteers, known as Ambassadors, are our ‘eyes and ears’ in communities across Essex. If you’d like to help us gather people's lived experience of services, sign up to become an Ambassador. If you’d like regular updates about our work and how you can get involved, join us as a member.

Latest news...

22nd May

At Healthwatch Essex, we are creating a brand new ‘one-stop shop’ to provide information about health and social care to the people of Essex. And we’re looking for an effective leader and engaging communicator to take it forward.

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19th May

Healthwatch Essex is delighted to publish a “Dementia handbook for carers”, and to make it freely available to people across Essex. It brings together – for the first time – information about dementia, and about the sources of care and support that are available to people who are living with dementia, or who care for a loved one…

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2nd April

“I know many people who suffer from mental health issues such as anorexia, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, depression and self-harm and I know several people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and the help that these people receive is inadequate.”