Is NHS 111 First making a difference?
During COVID-19, people have relied on NHS 111 more than ever to get urgent medical advice. Our latest research looks at people's experiences of NHS 111 and awareness of the new A&E time slot booking service.
9 March 2021
Public Committee Meeting March 2021
Take a look at our papers for our March Committee Meeting.
4 March 2021
Tackling unfair health differences will need those in power to listen
In our annual report to Parliament, our Chair Sir Robert Francis QC reflects on the role the public can play in tackling the challenges brought about by COVID-19.
1 March 2021
Our annual report 2019-20
Since COVID-19 struck, the work of the Healthwatch network to support and listen to local people became more crucial than ever. Find out more in our 2019-20 annual report to Parliament about how we have helped make care better.
25 February 2021
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