Widening participation in health and care – a video from the NHS

8th June 2022

Several national organisations are collaborating to change the way services work by listening to and involving people, patients, carers and … Read more

NHS Digital to collect patient data and medical records from 1st September

11th June 2021

From 1st September 2021, NHS Digital will begin collecting patient data and medical records from GP Practices in England. To find … Read more

Bring your voice to NHS specialised services

18th May 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement is recruiting to a range of Patient Public Voice (PPV) partner roles on groups with responsibility for the commissioning of specialised services. … Read more

Making vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes

16th April 2021

The UK Department of Health and Social Care are seeking your views on a proposal make COVID-19 vaccination a condition … Read more

The Doctor Will Zoom You Now: getting the most out of the virtual health and care experience

3rd August 2020

The Doctor Will Zoom You Now was a rapid, qualitative research study designed to understand the patient experience of remote … Read more

CQC stop routine inspections during COVID-19 pandemic

17th March 2020

17th March 2020 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have now stopped their routine inspections. During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, their … Read more

Coronavirus Q&A

13th March 2020

Here’s a Healthwatch Coronavirus Q&A guide, including: Symptoms If you have symptoms Protecting yourself and others Treatment Seeing your GP/doctor/dentist … Read more

What matters to people using A&E

3rd March 2020

In early 2019, NHS England used the interim update on the Clinical Review of Standard (CRS) to set out key … Read more

Locked out? Prisoners’ use of hospital care – A Nuffield Trust report

28th February 2020

It is widely known that prisons in England are crowded and facing severe difficulties, but the health and health care … Read more

NHS England announced Personal Wheelchair Budgets

6th January 2020

NHS England announced last month that with effect from 2nd December 2019, all those eligible for an NHS wheelchair will … Read more