Our public Committee meeting July 2014 - supporting materials
Find out what happened at our public Committee Meeting.
23 July 2014
Our concerns about reduced local accountability arrangements
We have written to the Secretary of State about our concerns about reduced local accountability arrangements around commissioning.
Local Healthwatch are reporting that these new structures are cutting corners and making little effort to actively engage their local populations in major decisions about the redesign of services.
22 July 2014
Local people being cut out of decision making about their health services
The way decisions are made about local health services is changing. Early indications from local Healthwatch suggest that this is resulting in the public feeling less able to have their say.
We've heard from local Healthwatch across the country that Super CCGs are failing to involve their communities in major decisions about redesigning services - from hospitals and GP surgeries to dentists and care homes.
22 July 2014
Our strategy 2014/16
Our strategy for 2014/16 sets out how, by working together, the Healthwatch network will truly champion the interests of those who use health and social care services.
21 July 2014
Our response to NICE safe staffing advice for nursing care in wards
New guidance from NICE aims to help hospitals have a safe level of hospital staff to ensure good patient care.
Read our response to the new guidelines.
15 July 2014
Inquiry into discharge raises serious questions about maternal mental health support
Early findings from our research find that new mums aren’t always getting the support they need for mental health issues when leaving hospital.
30 June 2014
Our response to NHS England's Delayed Transfers of Care Statistics
Latest statistics show an overall increase in delayed discharge from hospital settings over 12 months
The delayed transfer of care statistics for April 2014-2015 highlights an overall increase in delayed discharge, despite a spike in discharge over the Christmas period.
24 May 2014
Our public Committee meeting May 2014 - supporting materials
Take a look at the papers for our Committee meeting.
14 May 2014
People’s inquiry to uncover pitfalls of discharge from hospitals and care homes
In response to the distressing stories being shared with Healthwatch across the country, we’re launching an inquiry into why things so often go wrong when people are discharged from health and social care services.
7 May 2014
Health and care complaints system is ‘utterly bewildering’ for people
Patients and worried family members looking to complain about their care from a hospital, GP or care home are going unheard because the current system is simply too complex.
20 March 2014