Our Work

Find out about Healthwatch Cornwall’s activities, and keep up-to-date with work in progress.

Work topics

We are currently focusing on mental health, young people, and GP services as well as end-of-life care. We will update as this work progresses.

Accessing a doctor’s appointment – December 2017 to January 2018

People have told us that they are finding appointments with doctors in Cornwall increasingly difficult to access.

In response, we launched a survey to learn more about how easy or difficult people across the county find securing a slot to see a doctor at their surgery.

Visit our Our Reports and News page to read more.


Our End-of-Life conference (to follow on from our A Good Death event in 2016) took place on May 17 at the Eden Project – visit our Our Impact 2018 page for more.

Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

We will continue to monitor how Shaping Our Future (Cornwall’s STP) is involving the public to ensure individual opinions are heard as part of this decision-making process. Keep up-to-date on our Shaping Our Future page.


Our outreach attend a variety of groups and engagement events to help spread the word about how we can help people to have their say and feel involved in their health and social care services.

Up to the end of May 2018, our staff has held a Time to Talk event at Tesco, engaging with more than 65 people and encouraging them to talks about mental health; attended a conference about end-of-life practice; launched employer/employee engagement sessions at New County Hall; presented to group of over-55s in Roche about services and social prescribing; took part in a South Western Ambulance Service Trust engagement session; and shadowed Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust staff on Harbour Ward at Bodmin Hospital to see how they collect patient feedback.