This year’s State of Care shows that most people are still getting good care – when they can access it.Read full article
Brian Loftus, Public Governor for Coventry, was elected by the Council of Governors and commenced his new post from September 2018. Brian, who has been a Public Governor since 2013, takes over from Helen Youds who stepped down due to her retirement earlier in the year.Read full article
The Local Government Association has issued an alternative Social Care Green Paper and consultation to encourage people and organisations from across society to share their views on what the future of social care should look like.Read full article
Healthwatch England have published a report which looks at the views and experiences of 5,447 people who have had conversations with the Healthwatch network.
Key findings show:Read full article
Have you got the passion to ensure patient and public voices are heard? We are recruiting a Chair to champion the public’s interests, influence decision makers and ensure that the Healthwatch Steering Group is effective. The deadline for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 28 November 2018.Read full article
We could have the role for you! Healthwatch gather information from members of the public at a variety of stands, whether it be through a survey or just having a chat.
We provide training, support and out of pocket expenses for volunteers.Read full article
Can you help us to work to put patients and the public at the heart of NHS and care services?Read full article
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is calling for new national guidance to improve the sexual safety of people and staff on mental health wards, following analysis of how mental health trusts in England report sexual incidents.Read full article
As the NHS turns 70 Healthwatch England are turning their focus to the future, asking people some big questions about three key areas of their health and social care:Read full article
Bowel Cancer UK is calling on the Chancellor and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to work together to ensure funding is properly allocated and ring fenced to tackle NHS staff shortages ahead of the Government’s budget announcement in November.Read full article