Our response to new CQC research on people's experience of raising a complaint
New research from the Care Quality Commission shows that people regret not raising concerns about their care - but those who do raise concerns see improvements.
20 February 2019
Giving the people of Manchester a stronger say in the future of health and care
Greater Manchester and Healthwatch England have launched a new fund to strengthen the voice of local people in health and care reforms.
6 February 2019
Why are people struggling to get their medication?
We look at one of the issues people raise with Healthwatch and the steps GPs and Pharmacists can take to help people get the medication they need.
6 February 2019
Making it easier to access NHS services in Redbridge
Despite the publication of the Accessible Information Standard nearly three years ago, people continue to tell Healthwatch about their struggle to access NHS services. Find out how Healthwatch Redbridge have been making a difference.
4 February 2019
Using technology to build a stronger Healthwatch community
With 152 Healthwatch organisations across the country, we need to make good use of technology to help our teams connect and learn from each other. Read how we’re using an online community platform to help Healthwatch make more people’s voices heard.
31 January 2019
Healthwatch brings people's voices to Westminster
Healthwatch from across England shared their successes and concerns in Westminster to make sure people can have their say about changes to health services.
30 January 2019
New plans to investigate rising emergency readmissons to hospitals announced in response to concerns raised by patients
NHS Digital responds to the Healthwatch call to monitor emergency readmission rates and investigate the reasons why people return to hospital just 30 days after they have been discharged.
17 January 2019
Three ways we are helping to amplify the voice of different communities
Local Healthwatch aim to speak to every section of their community about their experiences of care. However, some communities face more issues than others when it comes to accessing the right support and find it difficult to have their views heard.
10 January 2019
New Long Term Plan is "just the start"
The NHS in England has published a ten year plan setting its priorities for the future.
8 January 2019
Helping you find answers
To give you an idea of some of the ways we’ve helped, take a look at our round up of the top questions people ask us.
3 January 2019
Healthwatch network reveals top priorities for 2019
Our work is shaped by the concerns that local people raise with local Healthwatch across the country. Our analysis of local priorities puts improvements to primary care at the top of the list for 2019.
31 December 2018