Healthwatch Barnet is here to help local people get the best out of their health and social care services.
Healthwatch and Barnet Mencap have produced a video talking about the experience of people with learning disabilities when accessing primary care services. Click here to watch the short version of it!
Healthwatch Barnet is a network of individuals, organisations and groups who work together to improve health and social care services in our borough.
Part of a Healthwatch network - which started in April 2013 - it gives people who use health and social care services a powerful voice locally and nationally. Healthwatch England will take local experiences of care and use them to influence national policy.
Healthwatch partners are: Citizens Advice Bureau, Advocacy in Barnet, BCIL (Barnet Centre for Independent Living), Age UK Barnet, Barnet Carers Centre, Barnet Mencap, Community Barnet Children and Young People's Team and Parenting Consortium, Homestart Barnet, Jewish Care and Mind in Barnet.
We produced a report on the local healthcare experiences of people with learning disabilities and/or autism in the borough of Barnet entitled 'Talk to Me'
The central aim of this research was to determine the good and poor health experiences people with learning disabilities and/or autism have received from local healthcare providers. Overall, 70% of participants expressed in positive terms their experience of healthcare services they had received, but many of these participants also expressed poor experiences.- please click here to view the report.
To view the Healthwatch Barnet website, please click here.