New NHS waiting times figures – our response
Two-thirds fewer people are waiting more than two years for elective care, new figures have shown. Our national director Louise Ansari highlights that low income, gender and ethnicity affect people’s experience of waiting.
16 June 2022
Our plan: The difference we want to make for you
Our national director introduces our plan for the year and explains how we will focus our efforts to help make care better.
15 June 2022
We need to focus on inequalities to address NHS waiting list
The current hospital backlog has had a huge impact on many patients waiting for treatment. But if you are a woman, on a low income or from an ethnic minority background, you are more likely to have a worse experience of waiting for care.
9 June 2022
Shining a light on the struggles surrounding social care
Social care support changes people’s lives but sadly, not everyone gets the support they need. We want to understand what life is like when you can’t get support or if the support you get just isn’t enough.
9 June 2022
Our response to Messenger review of NHS leadership
Our national director Louise Ansari responds to General Sir Gordon Messenger and Dame Linda Pollard’s review of health and care leadership.
8 June 2022
Meet our wonderful volunteers and find out why they are involved with Healthwatch
Get to know some of our volunteers below and find out what they've learnt during their time at Healthwatch.
1 June 2022
Next steps for integrating primary care - our response
NHS England has published a final report of the stocktake on integrating primary care, looking at what is working well, why it’s working well and how we can accelerate the implementation of integrated primary care. Read our response.
30 May 2022
COVID-19 vaccines: Open letter to people with a weakened immune system
If you have a weakened immune system, read our open letter to you about why it is important you book in or visit a walk-in centre for your COVID-19 vaccine.
26 May 2022
Our response: UK COVID-19 Inquiry draft terms of reference
Read our submission to the COVID-19 Inquiry draft terms of reference consultation.
16 May 2022
Steps that can help people waiting for NHS treatment
The latest figures from the NHS show that the number of people waiting for NHS treatment has increased by 180,000. Read our response.
12 May 2022
Lack of NHS dental appointments widens health inequalities
A new survey of public attitudes to NHS dentistry shows that half of the adults in England find dental charges unfair amid escalating living costs. We have warned decision-makers that NHS dentistry is in desperate need of reform.
9 May 2022