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...

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12th June

If you’ve been following the news today, you may have seen the findings of the recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into the experiences of people in mental health crisis.

The national CQC report covers 12 areas of England, one of which is North Essex.

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10th June

Last week we held an event to celebrate the brilliant work of our valued volunteers, known as Ambassadors. Since Healthwatch Essex began, they’ve worked with us to gather the lived experience of local people and…

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3rd June

Healthwatch Essex welcomes the news that Essex has been designated a ‘success regime’ by NHS England/Department of Health.

Chief Executive Officer of Healthwatch Essex, Dr Thomas Nutt, said, “We see the implementation of the ‘success regime’ as an opportunity…”