Healthwatch responds to the independent review into gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide
Leslie Hamilton and his working group have published their independent review into how the laws on gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide are applied to medical practice. Read our response.
This independent review was commissioned by the General Medical Council (GMC) following the tragic death of a child and the subsequent conviction for gross negligence manslaughter of senior paediatric trainee.
6 June 2019
Retired journalist on a mission to help bring the public voice into health and social care
Bob tells us how he enjoys making a difference to people's experiences of health and social care services after volunteering with his local Healthwatch.
24 May 2019
Government recognises the contribution you have made to shaping the Long Term Plan
Thanks to your feedback, the NHS should now have a stronger focus on involving the public in changes to community and online health services.
21 May 2019
Why it’s important to talk about end of life care
Dying matters week encourages people to speak more openly about dying and end of life care. Services need to hear about people's experiences if they hope to improve for the future. Here's what one man told us about his brother's experience.
15 May 2019
How easy is it to travel to medical appointments?
In our latest review of people’s experiences of NHS and social care services, we look in detail at the issue of patient transport.
14 May 2019
Ask people what they want: The key to end of life care
A chaplain to a care home says it's vital we talk openly about dying.
13 May 2019
Our response to NHS performance statistics for May 2019
NHS England has today published new monthly performance statstics. Our Chair, Sir Robert Francis QC responds to the new statistics.
9 May 2019
Thank you: Over 18,000 people say what they think would make the NHS better
Thousands of people tell Healthwatch how they want local health services to improve.
8 May 2019
Treat the whole person: The key to better mental health support
A counsellor shares his views about what would make care better for people with mental health conditions.
23 April 2019
How can services learn from people’s experience of A&E?
High quality care is people’s top priority when visiting A&E, not how long they need to wait. So how can emergency care services learn from people’s experiences?
17 April 2019
Five things that would make cancer care better
A terminal cancer patient shares what she thinks would make support better for others.
17 April 2019