GP surgeries updating good practice in registering new patients thanks to local Healthwatch
Almost all GP practices in Southampton routinely ask for proof of identity, potentially denying many people access to care in Southampton.
9 September 2015
Involving local people in improving disability access
Find out what happened when one Healthwatch Bolton worked with their local hospital to improve access for people with disabilities.
2 September 2015
Official figures on complaints don’t tell the full story.
New figures show that 562 written complaints were made to the NHS per day in 2014-15, however recorded complaints are only part of the picture.
26 August 2015
Cornwall council announces plans to improve home care following local Healthwatch investigation
Providers of home care turned to local Healthwatch for help highlighting their concerns about the difficulties they were facing in delivering effective care. We spoke to Debbie Pritchard from Healthwatch Cornwall to find out more.
25 August 2015
Addressing GP access issues for people in Hertfordshire
Patients struggling to access GP services helped by Healthwatch Hertfordshire
17 August 2015
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
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