Healthwatch Bracknell Forest and Bracknell Forest Council's Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel are committed to the establishment of a mutually supportive and beneficial relationship through partnership working.
Healthwatch Bracknell Forest will provide evidence based feedback, attend Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel meetings as an observer, relevant workshops and working groups.
Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel may refer issues to Healthwatch Bracknell Forest for investigation or may commission Healthwatch Bracknell Forest to research evidence.
Healthwatch Bracknell Forest may refer matters to Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel for the purposes of securing information and expertise.
In accordance with The NHS Bodies and Local Authorities (Partnership Arrangements, Care Trusts, Public Health And Local Healthwatch) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012:3094), Healthwatch Bracknell Forest will escalate issues as necessary to the Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel, or the Adult Social Care and Housing Overview and Scrutiny Panel as appropriate. The respective Overview and Scrutiny Panel has an obligation to acknowledge Healthwatch Bracknell Forest referrals within 20 working days of receipt.