Latest news and views
What would you do? Your chance to shape how your local NHS should change
Complete our survey and have your say about how NHS services in your area should change.
With growing pressure on the NHS – an ageing population, more people living with long-term conditions, lifestyle choices affecting people’s health –...
4 March 2019
Giving the people of Manchester a stronger say in the future of health and care
Greater Manchester and Healthwatch England have launched a new fund to strengthen the voice of local people in health and care reforms.
Project sets out model for how local Healthwatch could work elsewhere in the country
6 February 2019
Why are people struggling to get their medication?
We look at one of the issues people raise with Healthwatch and the steps GPs and Pharmacists can take to help people get the medication they need.
Every month, thousands of people talk to Healthwatch about their day-to-day experiences of using NHS and social care services. One issue we’re...
6 February 2019
New plans to investigate rising emergency readmissons to hospitals announced in response to concerns raised by patients
NHS Digital responds to the Healthwatch call to monitor emergency readmission rates and investigate the reasons why people return to hospital just 30 days after they have been discharged.
17 January 2019
Healthwatch network reveals top priorities for 2019
Our work is shaped by the concerns that local people raise with local Healthwatch across the country. Our analysis of local priorities puts improvements to primary care at the top of the list for 2019.
31 December 2018
Health and social care targets only useful if people’s voices are heard
In our annual report to parliament, we call on services to listen to what matters most to people when it comes to their care – and on the public to keep speaking up.
Healthwatch heard from over 400,000 people during the last year about what they think of health and social care in our annual report to Parliament.
13 December 2018
More than medication: The key to better mental health support
One man shares his experience of mental health conditions and calls on others to do the same.
20 March 2019
How can the NHS help you take more control of your health and care?
People share how the NHS can empower them to take charge of their health and wellbeing.
19 March 2019
Latest reports and publications
What would you do? Alternative formats
12 March 2019
Download and view our accessible versions of our surveys to better...
People's views on A&E waiting times
11 March 2019
Our new research explores what matters most to people when seeking...
What does the evidence say about public engagement?
25 February 2019
A research review highlights key themes and gaps in the evidence...