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Welcome to Healthwatch Rutland

We are here to make sure your views on health and social care services are heard. Sign up to receive regular news and information; and use the talk to us form to leave comments about services. Access our current newsletter here.

The Information page tell you how to find out more about health and care services, and where to go for further help and advice.

Complaints about Health & Social Care  This link takes you to our recent press release.  For more information about how to complain effectively about health and social care services please visit the link below


If you need help and support to make a complaint about NHS services you can contact POhWER.

POhWER is an Advocacy Service that is completely independent of the NHS and is governed by users of the NHS and other public services.


Healthwatch will give people a powerful voice locally and nationally. At a local level, local Healthwatch will work to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Find out how we can help you.

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Meet the Team

Our Chief Executive is Ali Burrow-Smith.  Telephone 01572 720381  You can also email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Board Members are all volunteers and supervise the work plan, deciding which issues we take up and how to best take them forward. Find out more about what we do.

Find Information about Health and Social Care

We provide an information service to help signpost people to health and social care services.  You can also find information via Rutland Information Service.

Complaints about Health & Social Care.

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Latest News

Emergency First Responders

Blue light services join forces to launch the UK’s first regional Emergency First Responder scheme

A new six-month pilot scheme will see East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and the fire services based in the region work together to save more lives.

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New NHS drive to help patients find the right care first time

New NHS drive to help patients find the right care first time

NHS organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have joined forces in a new drive to help patients find the right care first time.

They have given a fresh look to the long-running Choose Better campaign, with an updated website and posters, as well as the wide-scale direct mailing of an easy-to-use guide.

The guide is a handy, postcard-size pamphlet which is being sent out to more than 100,000 targeted homes across the area. A further 100,000-plus will be distributed via GP surgeries, health centres, pharmacists and hospitals, as well as council offices, libraries and schools.

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Newsletter 2014/15

2015 heralds the start of what will be our 10th month as Healthwatch Rutland. One of the most frequent questions we have been asked in 2014 is: “What is Healthwatch?”

Healthwatch is unique in that their 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.

Download 2014/15 Newsletter