The Board considered a report of the Chief Executive providing an update on progress with recommissioning a Healthwatch service for Leicestershire. A copy of the report marked ‘Agenda Item 12’ is filed with these minutes.
The Healthwatch Leicestershire contract was currently delivered by Voluntary Action Leicestershire, and had been extended to 31 March 2018 to align with the Healthwatch contracts of Leicester City Council and Rutland Council to enable joint commissioning, subject to the outcome of consultation. Rutland Council would confirm its participation in the process following a meeting on 18 July.
The Board supported the proposal, provided that the high quality of work from Healthwatch Leicestershire would not be affected by the new arrangements. It would also be important to ensure that the new Healthwatch contract delivered an increased focus on children and young people.
That the report be noted.