Getting to vaccine centres more of a barrier for Black communities
When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, much has been written about the mistrust among certain communities but is this the only factor preventing uptake?
22 February 2021
Health and Care White Paper - our response
We welcome the plans to strengthen health and care legislation set out in the White Paper today.
11 February 2021
Warnings of dentistry crisis as public concerns continue
We urge the Government to take urgent action to address issues with access to NHS dental care as we continue to hear from people about their poor experiences.
8 February 2021
Our response to The British Dental Association's open letter to Matt Hancock about dental targets preventing patient care
The British Dental Association has issued an open letter to Health Secretary Matt Hancock after a leading UK dental chain has instructed dentists to limit urgent care, in order to meet unrealistic Government targets. Read our response.
29 January 2021
Our response to NHS England's proposals to update the legislation for how the NHS works at a regional level
NHS England wants to change how NHS works at a regional level, read our response to their proposals.
13 January 2021
Our call for carers to share their experiences after a year of the COVID-19 pandemic
We are calling on carers to share their experiences to help improve support after a year which has seen enormous challenges for all those working in the health and social care sector, those using services and their loved ones.
12 January 2021
Call for better guidance on care home visits: Read our letter to Government
We have written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care expressing our concern around the current guidance on visits to care homes. Read our letter and the Governments response.
21 December 2020
Our response to the launch of NHS England's consultation on A&E performance measures
NHS England want to hear from patients, clinicians and the public on their proposed set of performance measures for A&E.
15 December 2020
COVID-19 pandemic pushes NHS dentistry to crisis point, finds new report
Healthwatch England calls for action to address widespread issues with access to NHS dental care following an unprecedented surge in concerns.
9 December 2020
Dentistry and the impact of COVID-19
In our latest briefing, we share what over 1,300 people have told us about their experience of NHS dentistry during July and September 2020.
9 December 2020
International Volunteer Day: Celebrating our volunteers
We celebrate diversity across our network of volunteers, and the difference people are making in their communities.
5 December 2020
"Poorly-handled discharge can have a huge impact on patients": Our response to CQC's inpatient survey
Our National Director, Imelda Redmond, responds to CQC’s COVID-19 inpatient survey, highlighting the importance of getting discharge right for patients and their loved ones.
19 November 2020