People with concerns on healthcare services will be given their chance to have their say at an upcoming meeting.

The Healthwatch Hertfordshire’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Friday, October 13 from 10am at the Birchwood Leisure Centre in Longmead, Hatfield.

The group are contracted to make sure that those running health and social care services, and the government, put people at the heart of care.

Between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2018 the group will have received £1,820,588 according to Hertfordshire County Council Contracts and Tenders website.

The AGM is a good way for residents to approach staff or board members and voice any complaints they may have experienced with health or social care in the area.

Former chairman of Healthwatch England Anna Bradley said: “Whether we are visiting A&E or require meals on wheels, the problem is the same. Few of us know what to expect from our care.

“Just seeing ourselves as having rights changes the game. It gets us thinking differently, asking different types of questions and helps us demand the standard of treatment and care we deserve.”

For more information or to confirm attendance at the meeting contact Heathwatch Herts by calling 01707 275978 or emailing