Latest news and views
How much funding is your local Healthwatch receiving for 2018/19?
Find out how much funding your local Healthwatch receives to help you have your say.
Each year we publish State of Support, which sets out the funding your local Healthwatch received and what it means for people in your area.
1 November 2018
Should the NHS become more of a lifestyle coach to tackle unhealthy living?
Most people are confident that the NHS can meet their needs. But, when it comes to the NHS at 100 confidence falls by half. We explore recent polling that indicates people think they should be responsible for staying healthy...
In a recent poll, we asked people how confident they are that NHS and social care services can meet their needs. Over 60% of people said they were...
25 October 2018
What people have told us: A review of the last three months
Each month, thousands of people share their experiences of health and social care support with us. Find out what people told us over the summer about community services, hospital treatment, mental health support and social...
To help NHS and social care staff understand what is working and what could be better when it comes to the support they provide, we have looked at...
19 October 2018
Making your voice count 2018
Read our award winning stories from this year's Healthwatch Network Awards.
4 October 2018
New research shows what it’s like trying to find and access help when you're a carer
Our new briefing published today brings together the views and experiences of 5,447 carers from over 27 communities across England.
These stories, shared with Healthwatch over the last two years, paint a stark picture of what it’s like trying to find and access help when taking on...
1 October 2018
Would you rather be treated by a fallible human or a compassionless robot? We explore people’s views on the NHS at 80 and beyond.
In the 70th year of the NHS, Healthwatch is turning its attention to the future, asking the public some big questions about what they want health and care in England to look like.
To kick things off, we polled 2,000 people to find out more about what impact people think technology will have on the way the NHS operates in 20 to...
25 September 2018
Our response to Which? latest research on people underestimating the true cost of care.
New research from Which? finds that millions of people are underestimating the cost of paying for a care home place - potentially putting some at risk of financial problems. Our National Director, Imelda Redmond, responds to these findings.
31 October 2018
Our response to CQC's State of Care report for 2017/18
We respond to The Care Quality Commission's (CQC) annual analysis of the quality of health and adult social care in England for 2017/18.
The State of Care report looks at the trends, highlights examples of good and outstanding care, and identifies factors that maintain high-quality care.
11 October 2018
Latest reports and publications
State of support - local Healthwatch finances 2018/19
1 November 2018
Our latest report sets out what funding the Healthwatch network has...
Our public Committee Meeting October 2018 supporting materials
18 October 2018
Take a look at our papers for our upcoming Committee Meeting.
What people have told us - a review of our evidence July - September 2018
15 October 2018
Find out what the public have been telling us about health and social...