This award is for our work with Veterans. We helped raise Veteran’s awareness of their health and social care across Buckinghamshire.

The awards are run by Healthwatch England and the category of the award is the impact we have with our partners.

This annual event is taking place virtually due to the pandemic. It celebrates the difference Healthwatch’s 4,400 staff and volunteers have made over the past year. Healthwatch Bucks is one of only 30 local Healthwatch out of a total of 152 across England to be in the running for one of the awards.

The overall winner from each category is chosen by a panel of judges. The winner is announced during Healthwatch Week, which runs from Monday 2 November 2020.

Zoe McIntosh, Chief Executive of Healthwatch Bucks, said:

Receiving this nomination from Healthwatch England has delighted us. It is a testament to the benefits of collaboration and partnership. Working together to help improve health and social care services and access to these services. In this instance, the Veterans’ Community.

Sir Robert Francis QC, Chair of Healthwatch England, said:

The dedication of local Healthwatch staff is inspiring. Healthwatch care better for their communities. They are always reaching out to those whose views are not being heard and they help people to find the support they need. Also making sure NHS and social care services act on the improvements that the public want to see. The award entries highlight the difference local Healthwatch make. I would like to congratulate everyone who has been shortlisted. They have done their communities proud.

 

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