Healthwatch is made up of two connected levels – local Healthwatch and Healthwatch England:
The CSP encourages members – particularly those who are retired – to use their physiotherapy expertise as local Healthwatch volunteers. Please tell us if you have already joined a local group: contact Catherine Smith by email.
And if you are thinking of joining, read about retired physio and Healthwatch volunteer Elaine Curtis in our Frontline article: Retired physio staff encouraged to join Healthwatch (7 October 2014).
Healthwatch England provides leadership, support and advice to local Healthwatch organisations so they can become strong ambassadors for local people.
CSP representatives have been regular contributors to meetings of this national body since its formation in 2012.
Further information on Healthwatch, and how to attend any of the meetings, can be found on the Healthwatch website.