Healthwatch Brighton & Hove is your local consumer champion for health and social care
We support local children, young people, adults, and their communities to influence the design, delivery and improvement of their local health and social care services now and for the future.
We enable people to make informed choices about their health and wellbeing by assisting them when they have concerns or complaints about these services.To find out more, please see the ‘about us’ section. Share your experiences of health and care in England so that we can work together to make sure that the system works for everyone.
We can provide you with information and signposting about local health and social care services. This includes how to access them and what to do if things go wrong.
We can help you with queries related to local NHS and social care services, including those provided by GPs/family doctors, dental surgeons, pharmacists, opticians.
We are here to listen to your concerns, suggestions, questions and comments.
If you should need to make a complaint about an NHS or social care service we can put you in touch with an advocate who can offer support and guidance.
Helpline: 01273 23 40 40 (all enquiries will be responded to within 48 hours) - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Independent Complaints Advocacy Service - ICAS
ICAS can provide you with the information you need, and a specialist Advocate, to support you to make a complaint about your NHS care or treatment. It can help you to understand the options you have the implication of each option and then support you to take the course of action you wish to take.
- This is a free service available to all residents of Brighton and Hove and is independent of the NHS.
- You can download ICAS self-help information pack if you wish to handle your complaint without an Advocate.
- ICAS Advocates can support you through the NHS complaints procedures including helping you to write letters and attend meetings with you.
You can call ICAS on 01273 229 002 or email at email@example.com - someone will get back to you within 2 to 3 working days.