Residents can contact Healthwatch Northumberland, the independent champion for people in Northumberland who use health and social care services.
As a statutory function (there is a Healthwatch in each council area of England), they listen to your experiences of GPs, hospitals, dentists, mental health services, care homes and home care - any care service you may have used - and influence change and improvements in these services. They also offer a signposting service where we can help find you a new dental practice or GP for example, help you make complaints, register a concern or give praise, and they can put you in touch with local support groups and services.
Their website has a range of health advice and information, the latest on local health issues and lists local events and ways of getting your voice heard by care providers and commissioners. Visit the website: www.healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk or call: 03332 408468. General email: firstname.lastname@example.org