- Contract (Services)
- not specified
- 12 Jul 2019
- not specified
Cornwall Council has a statutory duty to contract with a Healthwatch whose sole purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf.
Total Quantity or Scope
Funding agreementing with a Healthwatch is a statutory requirement and the law describes what Healthwatch needs to do, which is: — promoting and supporting the involvement of local people in the commissioning, the provision and scrutiny of local care services, — enabling local people to monitor the standard of provision of local care services and whether and how local care services could and ought to be improved, — obtaining the views of local people regarding their needs for, and experiences of, local care services and importantly to make these views known, — making reports and recommendations about how local care services could or ought to be improved. These should be directed to commissioners and providers of care services, and people responsible for managing or scrutinising local care services and shared with Healthwatch England, — providing advice and information about access to local care services so choices can be made about local care services, — formulating views on the standard of provision and whether and how the local care services could and ought to be improved; and sharing these views with Healthwatch England, — making recommendations to Healthwatch England to advise the care quality commission to conduct special reviews or investigations (or, where the circumstances justify doing so, making such recommendations direct to the CQC); and to make recommendations to Healthwatch England to publish reports about particular issues, — providing Healthwatch England with the intelligence and insight it needs to enable it to perform effectively.
|1|| Healthwatch Cornwall CIC (Truro) |
- 85000000 - Health and social work services
- Options are not available.
Contracting with a Healthwatch is a statutory requirement of local authorities as defined within the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Expressions of interest have been sought for the new 5 year agreement, with only one Supplier expressing interest. They are not identified as a Healthwatch provider and have therefore agreed they are unable to compete.