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Your spotlight on local services

Health and Social Care facilities - our monitoring reports on premises and services

In this section you will find our reports on premises and services used for Health and Social Care. Healthwatch Havering has the legal right to "Enter and View" health and social care facilities, including hospitals, care and nursing homes, GPs' and dental surgeries, pharmacies and optometry shops (opticians) to see how patients and residents are being looked after or dealt with. Click here to read information from Healthwatch England about the "Enter and View" process...

This gives us the opportunity to:

·         collect the views of people using these services, their carers or relatives

·         observe the nature and quality of services

·         develop recommendations and report to those who provide and commission the service, the Care Quality Commission, Healthwatch England and any other relevant partners

Our reports are written entirely by our volunteer members (who reflect the general public's views rather than professional opinions). Once the report of a visit has been published, we will undertake follow-up - usually by an informal but unannounced visit some time later - to see what has been done to impelement any recommendations we have made, to ensure that standards have been maintained (if not improved) and to see how things are generally. Reports of these follow-up visits will also be published on these webpages.


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its review of standards of care across England. Click here view their report The state of care, 2016/17. An interactive map, showing care facilities and their CQC ratings, can be viewed by clicking here.

The Patient Experience Library, which provides a database of all Healthwatch reports, and reports from many other organisations concerned with health and social care, has created a series of interactive maps that enable you to find out the locations of Healthwatch organisations across England, the reports published by Healthwatch about health and care faciltities across England and data about the experiences of patients at facilities provided by NHS Trusts.

You can access the map of Healthwatch reports on health and social care facilities by clicking here

You can access the map of Local Healthwatch locations by clicking here

You can access the map of NHS Trusts' patient experience by clicking here


If you have concerns about the way in which someone you know is being looked after, whether in a care or nursing home, or in a NHS facility, or even in their own home, you can raise them with Havering's Council's Adult Safeguarding Team. Click here to go to Havering Council's Safeguarding Adults webpage for more information.

Contact us...

Please note that our office will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period from 15 December until 2 January 2018. Emails will be monitored during that period but may not be answered straight away.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Safe and Prosperous New Year.

You can contact us by letter, telephone or email at:

Queen's Court, 9-17 Eastern Road, Romford RM1 3NH

01708 303300




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Our office is generally open between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Thursday; at other times, emails and telephone calls are monitored and will be responded to (but not necessarily immediately). We are only able to see people by prior appointment.

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