Louise Ansari appointed as our new National Director
We're delighted to announce that Louise Ansari has been appointed as our new National Director at Healthwatch England.
18 November 2021
Healthwatch network award winners 2021 announced
Winners of the annual Healthwatch Awards, which celebrate the difference made by local Healthwatch staff and volunteers during the past 12 months, have been announced. Find out who won.
15 November 2021
Waiting lists are inevitable. It's how we manage them that matters.
A record-breaking 5.7 million people are waiting for hospital care. In response, the Government is spending an extra £5.9 billion to tackle the problem. Our latest research looks at how the backlog is impacting the lives of those waiting.
8 November 2021
Our equality, diversity and inclusion roadmap
Our vision is "A world where we can all get the health and care we need", but our nation has a long way to travel before achieving this goal.
4 November 2021
State of Care: Read our response
Today, the health and care regulator, the Care Quality Commission, published their annual review of NHS and social care support. Read our response.
22 October 2021
NHS dentistry: We have co-signed an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
We have co-signed an open letter addressed to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak calling for a recovery plan for NHS dentistry.
21 October 2021
Healthwatch Network Awards 2021: Shortlist announced
Find out who’s in the running for a Healthwatch network award this year
20 October 2021
NHS sets plan to improve GP access
The NHS has published a plan for improving access to GP appointments for patients alongside supporting GPs and their teams.
15 October 2021
Our public committee meeting October 2021 supporting materials
Take a look at the papers for our October Committee meeting
8 October 2021
What is adult social care?
Do you or a loved one need help with social care? Read the article below and find out answers to key questions about who can access adult social care and how to pay for it.
7 October 2021
Advice and Information
People living in the poorest areas waiting longer for hospital treatment
The King’s Fund and Healthwatch England jointly call for urgent action to address hospital waiting lists and improve patients’ experience of delays to treatment
27 September 2021