Welcome to Your Healthwatch Leeds

Your independent watchdog ensuring people’s voices are at the heart of shaping health and care services in Leeds.

Long term condition study

An image advertising the SEISMIC project asking people if they are affected by the long term conditions heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and mental health problems.

The University and NHS want to hear from people with long-term conditions or their carers about their support and treatment. Do you live in or have a GP surgery in Burmantofts, Harehills, Chapeltown, Richmond Hill, Seacroft, Farsley, Pudsey, Bramley or Calverley?

You must also have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Poor mental health.

Participants will receive a £25 voucher for taking part. Get in touch to join.

Get in touch

West Yorkshire healthcare

What matters to you about healthcare? What works? What doesn't work? What could be better? Complete our survey or chat to us. Share your voice.

The next West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board meeting will take place on Tuesday 25th June. Share what matters to you about health and care so that access to healthcare services can be improved in West Yorkshire.

We will use your feedback to inform professionals at the next meeting.

Click on the button below to complete the survey or get in touch with George by email, 07496 403 341 or 0113 898 0035.

West Yorkshire survey

Repeat prescriptions

A prescription bag

Have you tried to order a repeat prescription from a GP surgery in Leeds in the last three months? Or do you help someone else to order their prescriptions?

For some, the way prescriptions can be ordered has changed to online. We want to hear how it has been so we can find out how easy it is to get the medication you need.

Click on the button below to share your feedback.

Repeat prescriptions survey

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Healthwatch Leeds News and Views

The monthly newsletter tells you:

  • recent reports that have already made a difference
  • our latest videos
  • and opportunities for you to get involved.

Read the latest newsletter here.

Click the button below to sign up to receive future emails so you don't miss out. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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Where to go for NHS Audiology


Many people have recently contacted us raising concerns about Specsavers Audiology Service being no longer offered from 01 April 2024.

There has been a lot of confusion among recipients as to where they can go to continue to receive audiology treatment and support on the NHS.

We have created an article to advise people on where to go for NHS Audiology.

Click on the button to read more or call us on 0113 898 0035.

NHS Audiology

Are you struggling to find a NHS dentist?

Image of the Healthwatch Leeds Annual Report 2021 to 2022

We have created a page to provide you with information and advice on finding a dentist.

While we can't book you in with a dentist, we can point you in the right direction.

Click the button below to read about how to find an NHS dentist and how to get urgent dental treatment.

You can also contact us by calling 0113 898 0035 or emailing info@healthwatchleeds.co.uk

Advice and Info

West Yorkshire Voice

West Yorkshire Voice. Making a difference in health and care. There are six people with speech bubbles above stating the six areas in West Yorkshire. Bradford district, Calderdale, craven, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield district. The West Yorkshire Health and Care partnership logo and Healthwatch working together in West Yorkshire logo is in the top right corner.

West Yorkshire Voice is a diverse group of members of the public and organisations which share their views and experiences of health and care services at a West Yorkshire level.

If you would like to find out more, call 0113 898 0035, email info@westyorkshirehealthwatch.co.uk or text 07717 309 843.

Click on the buttons below to register your interest in joining the West Yorkshire Voice.

For members of the publicFor organisations and groups

Booking appointments at the  GP


Many people tell us that they struggle to access their GP and make appointments. In 2022, GP practices introduced a more thorough process where receptionists asked questions to find out more about patient's issues, to assign them to the appropriate professional. This process is called triage.

After speaking to community groups, we found that this can cause a barrier for some people, making it even harder to get the appointment they need.

GP access report

Healthwatch Award Commended

We are thrilled to have been commended for the Healthwatch Impact Award. This award honours Healthwatch efforts in improving health and care services, thanks to your valuable feedback.

Our commendation is for our impactful Changing Home Care project where we teamed up with local partners to improve home care services across Leeds. Click on the button below to find out more.

Changing Home Care

Advice & Information

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We provide an information service to help you understand and access health and care services in the Leeds area.

We also want you to tell us about your experiences, have you had a good or bad experience of a health or care service? Use our feedback form.

The information service is open on weekdays from 9am to 4pm. 
If there is no answer, please leave a message or email us and we aim to get back to you within two working days.

Call: 0113 898 0035

Email:  info@healthwatchleeds.co.uk

Text: 07717 309 843

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YouthWatch Leeds

We’re a group of 14-25 year old volunteers that work with YouthWatch Leeds. We listen to the views of children and young people on how services like doctors, dentists and social workers could be made better for them.

We make sure their voices are heard!  We try to be a group where everyone can be involved and have their say. You can read more about how we work in our Ways of Working by clicking on the button below.

For more information about YouthWatch Leeds and to find out if you would like to join, email Rameesah or phone us on 0113 898 0035.

Learn More

Volunteering with us

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We don’t have a fixed idea of who will want to help us out, but if you agree with our vision and values – we’ll try and work something out with you.

We will always try to match the role to where your interests are.

We want volunteering to reflect your interests and your ideas about how we can help to improve health and social care systems in Leeds.

Find out more