How accessible is your website?
From 23 September 2020, Government websites must meet new accessibility regulations, although the regulations are unlikely to apply to Healthwatch services, we have looked at the steps you can take to make your online information accessible.
4 September 2020
Healthwatch Week 2 - 6 November 2020
Everything you need to know about Healthwatch Week and the Healthwatch network awards 2020.
20 August 2020
New Healthwatch England Committee member announced
Former GP, Sir John Oldham, joins the independent champion for people who use NHS and social care services.
5 August 2020
Learning from our board governance webinars
Gavin Macgregor, Head of Network Development talks about why good governance and decision-making is important. He also outlines some of the challenges Healthwatch Chairs say they face running a Healthwatch.
14 July 2020
The Quality Framework: How can it help you?
Find out what the quality framework is, how you can get involved, and how it’s being used by local Healthwatch boards and leaders to improve their work.
4 June 2020
Update from Sir Robert Francis: June 2020
In his latest blog, Healthwatch England Chair, Sir Robert Francis discusses a new joint campaign with CQC, our key policy priorities, and support over the coming months.
4 June 2020
What is the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app?
The NHS has started testing a coronavirus (COVID-19) contact-tracing app. Find out what we know so far and the issues the public might raise with local Healthwatch.
7 May 2020
Five challenges Healthwatch board members face
Healthwatch Chairs have been discussing some of the main issues they have faced adapting to the COVID-19 situation over the last few weeks.
29 April 2020
NHS policy on the use of ‘Do Not Attempt to Resuscitate Forms’
Learn more about the NHS policy on “do not attempt to resuscitate” (DNAR) forms and how you can help make sure it is being followed by services.
9 April 2020
Annual Report template published
Use our annual report template to showcase how your work has made a difference to the health and social care services in your area for 2019-20.
2 April 2020
Policy changes that you need to know about during COVID-19
COVID-19 has resulted in many changes across the country. Here are some changes to policy that you should be aware of at Healthwatch if you are to run effectively.
30 March 2020