In February and March, Healthwatch Northumberland conducts its annual survey asking the people of Northumberland their views on all aspects of health and social care.

This gives them valuable information about where to focus their work.

Healthwatch will share this information in their annual report so that service providers can reflect, gain an insight into public opinion and improve their services in the future.

They do not identify services outright but do give a flavour of what is happening in the localities.

We are hoping that we can do this survey face to face with some of our Branch End patients between the start of February and mid-March 2019.

If you would like to feedback on any social care or health service, or have any queries about aspects of health or socialcare, Healthwatch Northumberland are able to signpost to a wide variety of service across Northumberland.

Their website is