Briefing: Guidance on maintaining the independence of local Healthwatch

independence of healthwatchCompact Voice, Healthwatch England and Regional Voices have published guidance on how local Healthwatch can maintain independence despite being directly funded by local authorities.

The guidance stresses the importance of independence and local Healthwatch maintaining a 'critical friend' approach with funders, and provides an overview of the tools available to ensure independence is upheld.

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