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Your spotlight on local services

Enter & View

We gather information on people experiences of health and social care services and there are times when it is appropriate for Healthwatch Shropshire to see and hear for ourselves how services are provided: these visits are called Enter & View.  Following careful planning teams of specially trained volunteers visit a service, make observations, collect people’s opinions and produce a report.

Enter & View is not an inspection; we do not look at care plans, medicines management, etc.  The Care Quality Commission (CQC) look at the clinical aspects of a service.  Enter & View gives a voice to the people using a service and asks them what they think of the service they receive.  We look at whether a service works for the people using it.

Enter and View visits can be announced or unannounced; it will depend on why we are there.  The responsibility to carry out Enter & View was given to local Healthwatch in the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

If you would like to find out more about Enter & View please see our FAQs, get in touch or download our leaflet.

Finalised visit reports are available here.