How has lockdown affected people's mental health and dignity?
New research highlights the challenges faced by health and social care services in England and the importance of feedback for improving care.
19 January 2022
Plans to tackle NHS backlog – our response
In a new report, MPs have today warned that tackling the backlog caused by the pandemic is an "unquantifiable" challenge and have called for a broad national health and care recovery plan to be introduced.
6 January 2022
Recovery of NHS dental care too slow to help thousands left in pain
Lack of access to NHS dentistry has intensified as an issue for people over the last 18 months. Our latest research is a stark reminder that it is an issue decision-makers must react to now, to protect our health.
12 December 2021
Social care: What is in the new plan?
Find out what's in the Government's new social care plan and how it compares with what people have told us.
3 December 2021
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
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