Top tips for recruiting volunteers
Healthwatch East Sussex recently hit the news for the fantastic response they received as a result of their plea for volunteers. They tell us the secret of their success.
15 August 2015
Use of discharge checklists - Freedom of information request results
As part of our research into unsafe discharge from hospital and care settings we conducted a Freedom of Information Request in May 2015 of 164 hospital trusts.
10 August 2015
Raising awareness of young people’s emotional health and wellbeing in Wokingham
Young people often feel that their voices aren’t heard. By understanding how young people feel about their emotional health and wellbeing we can learn what we can do to make a difference for them.
6 August 2015
Our public Committee Meeting August 2015 supporting materials
Find out what happened at our public Committee Meeting.
5 August 2015
Improving care for older people in Bradford
Home care services are essential to enabling older people to continue to remain at home and independent. Healthwatch Bradford looked into the quality of local care and found that a number improvements that were needed.
4 August 2015
Our correspondence with NHS England about gender identity services
We write to NHS England to ask for clarity on how additional funds for improvements to gender identity services will be spent.
Find out more about the concerns we have raised with NHS England.
30 July 2015
Making it easier to get to hospital in Buckinghamshire
After hearing that people were struggling to get to hospital appointments due to problems with local transport, Healthwatch Buckinghamshire decided to investigate.
We spoke to Victoria Young from Healthwatch Buckinghamshire to find out more.
29 July 2015
NHS services must tell people how to contact their local Healthwatch
People can’t help improve health services if they don’t know who to talk to. That’s why patients will now be guided to local Healthwatch by health services to do just that.
As of April 2015 all healthcare services except GP services, opticians, dentists and chemists, have to provide clear information to patients, their carers and representatives about how to contact their local Healthwatch.
29 July 2015
Putting the focus back on patients
Read a letter from our Chair Anna Bradley to the Times newspaper expressing her concerns regarding the need to champion patient voice.
Alongside the current debate regarding 7-day-services and ‘contract terms’, it is vital that focus remains on what will most benefit patients.
27 July 2015
Safely home: People's experiences of leaving care
With the help of 101 local Healthwatch, we heard from over 3,000 people who shared their stories with us about their experiences of the discharge process.
21 July 2015
Getting hospital discharge right would stop suffering and save millions of pounds
Our new report brings together 3,230 stories gathered by 101 local Healthwatch from across the country, revealing the human and financial cost of getting the discharge process wrong.
21 July 2015