Lack of NHS dental appointments widens health inequalities
A new survey of public attitudes to NHS dentistry shows that half of the adults in England find dental charges unfair amid escalating living costs. Healthwatch England warned decision-makers that NHS dentistry is in desperate need of reform.
13 May 2022
British public satisfaction with the NHS lowest in 25 years – Healthwatch England's response
More people in England, Scotland and Wales are now dissatisfied (41%) with the NHS than are satisfied for the first time since 2002, according to a report from King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust.
6 April 2022
Lost for words – improving access to healthcare for ethnic minority communities
People with little or no English struggle at all points of their healthcare journey. Healthwatch England's new research shines a light on barriers and delays to care they often experience and calls for equal access for all.
6 April 2022
Next steps set out for Western Eye Hospital following temporary relocation of services
Following a review of safety at the vacant Samaritan Hospital, adjacent to the Western Eye Hospital, at the end of November 2021 the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust took the precaution of immediately relocating some services from the Western Eye while more detailed investigations took place.
30 March 2022
Healthwatch England's advice to Government on the NHS objectives for 2022-23
Using patient feedback from all Healthwatches in England including Healthwatch Hammersmith and Fulham, Healthwatch England has shared with Government the issues that should be included in the objectives for the NHS for the year ahead. Read the recommendations.
29 March 2022
Temporary Relocation of Some Western Eye Services for Essential Fire Safety Improvements
Following an expert review of fire safety at the vacant Samaritan Hospital, which is adjacent to the Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare have taken the precaution of relocating some services from the Western Eye Hospital while a more detailed investigation and remedial work takes place.
6 December 2021