Latest news and views for staff
Active participation of people with lived experience of inequality – Do we practice what we preach?
Do we enable people to play an active and influential part in our work? Get involved in new research that aims to find out.
Find out about the project and how you can have your say.
1 April 2022
SmartSurvey - Your questions answered
What is Smart Survey and what's the benefit to my Healthwatch? We answer your questions about our new survey tool.
14 March 2022
"Levelling up the United Kingdom" white paper - what does it mean for Healthwatch?
The Government has recently published two white papers which may be important for Healthwatch at national and local levels. This article provides an overview of the "Levelling Up the United Kingdom" white paper.
10 March 2022
What’s in the COVID-19 winter plan?
The Government has published plans for tackling COVID-19 this autumn and winter. Our policy advisor Bren explains what's in the new plan.
Find out what the plan will focus on and what contingency steps might be taken.
15 September 2021
Where we are focusing our support in 2021-22
Find out more about where we are focusing our support to help us reach a high performing and sustainable Healthwatch network.
19 May 2021
Volunteers' Week 2022: How to say a big thanks
Volunteers’ Week runs from 1-7 June. Say thanks and help raise awareness of why volunteering for Healthwatch matters.
11 May 2022
How to record demographic information and why it’s important
The pandemic has shown more than ever the importance of collecting demographic information to help us better draw conclusions about people’s experiences of health and care. Here is why it’s important, how we’re going to support you, and FAQs.
6 April 2022