Changes to Healthwatch for 2019

This consultation has now closed and our consultation report is now available.



Healthwatch South Gloucestershire acts as a consumer champion for the patients and the public of South Gloucestershire. The service hears the views of the local population and promotes the views to the relevant decision makers.

Healthwatch was created by Part 5 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. There is a national body, Healthwatch England, and a local organisation for each local council in England with social care responsibilities, which is local Healthwatch, or in our area Healthwatch South Gloucestershire.

 You can find out more about Healthwatch by viewing their reports at:


Proposed Changes

Due to increasing demands on Council budgets, from April 2019 the Council is proposing to reduce Healthwatch South Gloucestershire funding by approximately 50% and jointly commission the service in partnership with Bristol City Council, and potentially North Somerset Council.


  • Opened
    30 Apr 2018 at 17:00
  • Closed
    6 Aug 2018 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    01 Sep 2018


Consultation Topic
  • Health services and facilities
Marking a consultation as relevant to a particular audience indicates that it may be of special relevance to people within that group. It doesn't, however, mean that other groups wont find the consultation of interest - we welcome responses from everybody.
For example, education issues may be of particular interest to Parents & Guardians, and so will be shown to people searching the system for parenting issues, but the views of others (eg: Business, Faith Groups) are also relevant.