We are part of the Healthwatch network and Healthwatch England are the umbrella organisation.
There are 152 local Healthwatches in total and we all feed our local information and intelligence into Healthwatch England so they can then represent us at a national level.
A great example of this is patient data. Many local Healthwatches including ourselves informed Healthwatch England of the concerns we were hearing from the public about the changes to patient data. The combined feedback enabled Healthwatch England to influence a delay to the planned changes to enable NHS England to listen to the public concerns.
You can find out more about Healthwatch England's work here