Stakeholder meeting for local health watchdog group

South Gloucestershire Local Involvement Network (LINk)

A local health and social care watchdog group composed of service users is holding a stakeholder event on Thursday this week (15th September) in Emersons Green.

South Gloucestershire and Bristol Local Involvement Networks (LINks) are linking together to become the joint Local HealthWatch ‘Pathfinder’ (one of 75 announced by the Department of Health on 3rd August 2011).

The LINks will are to evolve to become the Local HealthWatch in October 2012 and will be tasked with providing a collective voice for users of health and social care services and their carers.

Becoming a Pathfinder will ensure that South Gloucestershire and Bristol LINks are at the forefront of becoming a network of networks for collecting the views of local communities which will be used to advise the new Clinical Commissioning groups on the shape of local services to ensure that their future plans are informed by the views of the community.

The event will share an update on HealthWatch and the South Gloucestershire & Bristol LINk Pathfinder role and discuss targets and planning for the transition year.

The meeting takes from from 10am to 3pm at Emersons Green Village Hall, Emerson Way, Emersons Green, Bristol BS16 7AP.

To book a place and in order to ensure you have a light lunch, please contact :

Genise Hilton
South Gloucestershire LINk Administrator
Phone: 0117 589351

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