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Working in partnership

Healthwatch Cumbria

Healthwatch Cumbria is an independent organisation set up to champion the views of patients and social care users in Cumbria, with the goal of making services better and improving health and wellbeing.

You can visit their website at

Overview & Scrutiny Committee (Cumbria County Council)

Overview & Scrutiny Committee is responsible for:

  • Reviewing provision and operation of healthcare services in Cumbria
  • Reviewing any relevant issues concerning health care
  • The membership of the Committee includes County Council and District/Borough Council members

Members of Parliament

We have regular contact with our local Members of Parliament for Carlisle, Penrith and the Border, Workington and Copeland and keep them well informed about developments in our hospitals.