PEOPLE on the Isle of Wight have until Monday to have their say on a new health and social care watchdog.
A public consultation is due to end next week on the new Healthwatch organisation, which will advise people on health and social care services and help them complain.
It will be run as a social enterprise, independent of the Isle of Wight Council and NHS, and required to re-invest any profits back into the organisation.
The council's strategic director for community wellbeing and social care, Ian Anderson said: "Even if you are not using services now, it’s possible you or members of your family will do so at some point in the future so I would encourage everyone to take this opportunity to share their views with us.
"We can then use this information to make sure the organisation we commission meets the needs of the Island community."
Healthwatch will take over from the current watchdog, the Isle of Wight LINk, in April next year.
A questionnaire is available at council help centres, libraries, children's centres and GP surgeries, and online at www.iwight.com/council/consultation/activeco.asp