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Statutory Functions

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2013, Our main statutory functions are to:

  • Obtain the views of Brent residents about their needs and experience of local health and social care services. Healthwatch Brent make these views known to those involved in the commissioning and scrutiny of care services.

  • Write reports and make recommendations about how those services could or should be improved.

  • Promote and support the involvement of Brent residents in the monitoring, commissioning and provision of local health and social care services.

  • Provide information and advice to the local residents about accessing health and social care services and the options available to them.

  • Make the views and experiences of people known to Healthwatch England, helping us to carry out our role as national champion.

  • Make recommendations to Healthwatch England to advise the CQC to carry out special reviews or investigations into areas of concern.