Healthwatch launches its draft strategy for next five years - Have your say

Published: 20 January 2020

People across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are invited to help shape the priorities and work for Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Healthwatch Peterborough, the local independent champion for people using health and social care services.

The organisation has set out five big issues to work on over the next five years and is asking the public to make sure the priorities are right.

Local health and social care services are facing big challenges – including more people needing help with long-term health conditions, as well as big funding pressures. So Healthwatch wants to make sure local people’s views and needs are fully taken into account by the people developing health and care services in our area.

Its five priorities for 2020-2025 are:
  • Promoting independence and self-care
  • GPs, dentists, pharmacies and other primary care services
  • Social care and integrated support services
  • Mental health services for children, young people and adults
  • Involving local people in changing and redesigning services
Find out more

Read more about Healthwatch plans on its websites:

Have your say

Local people have six weeks to give their views on the Healthwatch draft strategy. You can give your views online, at public meetings in January and February, or by email or phone.  The closing date for the consultation is Sunday 23 February.

Take part in the online survey at

Come along to a community meeting:

  • Thursday 23 January, 10:00am to 12 noon at Peterborough Community Forum, Stanground Community Centre, Whittlesey Road, Peterborough, PE2 8QS
  • Wednesday 5 February, 10:00am to 12 noon at Greater Cambridge Health and Care Forum, The Orchard Community Centre, Central Avenue, Cambridge, CB4 2EZ
  • Thursday 13 February, 10:00am to 12 noon at Fenland Health and Care Forum, Queen Mary Centre, Queens Road, Wisbech PE13 2PE
You can also call Healthwatch on 0330 355 1285, email or text 07520 635 176.