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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13th August

Essex Police announced today that there won’t be any prosecutions as a result of its criminal investigation into the alleged manipulation of cancer waiting lists at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust. Eight months ago…

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12th August

Nominations are now open for the first ever Best of West Awards – celebrating outstanding contributions made to health and care in Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford. Awards will be presented by NHS West Essex…

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24th July

In collaboration with the Royal Association for Deaf People, Action on Hearing Loss and Essex County Council, Healthwatch Essex is seeking to recruit Specialist Community Ambassadors who are profoundly Deaf or hard of hearing