Holistic welfare checks part of updated hospital discharge guidance
The Government has recently updated national hospital discharge guidance, taking on board our key recommendations. Take a look at what the improvements mean for you.
20 July 2021
Patient data is crucial for the planning of health services - and so is building trust in how the NHS uses it.
The NHS’s plans to better use data held by GPs to support planning services and research has sparked a lot of discussion in recent weeks. We have been sharing your views to help shape the debate.
20 July 2021
COVID-19 vaccine round-up: access, attitudes and experiences
Thousands of people shared their experiences of the COVID-19 vaccine with us. Find out what you told us and how we made sure your views were heard.
30 June 2021
Focus on NHS Admin is needed to improve people’s experiences of care
In partnership with Healthwatch and National Voices, new findings from The King's Fund highlight the critical role of administration in how people experience care.
24 June 2021
Healthwatch England Chair reappointed for a three-year term
The Cabinet Office has announced that the term of our current Chair, Sir Robert Francis QC, has been extended until June 2024.
17 June 2021
Five principles for post-COVID-19 digital healthcare
Our new report explores people's experiences of digital and remote healthcare and sets out five principles for post-COVID19 care to ensure no one is left behind.
16 June 2021
New GP data-sharing system delayed - our response
We have joined forces with leading patient groups to respond to the Government's plans around GP data sharing.
8 June 2021
COVID-19 vaccinations and race equality: no trust without agency
The NHS Race and Health Observatory responds to our report VacciNation: Exploring vaccine confidence with people from African, Bangladeshi, Caribbean and Pakistani backgrounds living in England.
7 June 2021
New research exploring vaccination confidence provides vital lessons for public health campaigns
Healthwatch England has joined forces with Traverse to explore vaccination confidence among people from African, Bangladeshi, Caribbean and Pakistani backgrounds living in the UK.
7 June 2021
Twin crisis of access and affordability calls for a radical rethink of NHS dentistry
New data indicates the dental crisis shows no signs of slowing, with four in five people (80%) struggling to access timely care during the last COVID-19 lockdown.
24 May 2021
More GP appointments to be offered face-to-face to those who need it
NHS England has issued new guidance to GP practices across the country on facilitating more face-to-face appointments for patients.
20 May 2021