20 July 2020

Have you left hospital during COVID-19? Tell us your experience

To respond to coronavirus, hospitals in Derbyshire had to quickly change. Tell us how this has affected the care you or your loved one has received.

9 July 2020

Alliance of local and national care organisations calls on East Midlands residents to give feedback to shape future care

Healthwatch and the CQC have teamed up to with other health and care partners to launch “Because We All Care”, calling on all people who access services to help shape future health and social care.

30 April 2020

New Urgent Dental Care Services for the East Midlands

People in need of the most urgent dental care can now access one of the 30 new urgent dental centres which are open in the East Midlands.

28 April 2020

Online hub launched to share Derbyshire’s NHS COVID-19 info

Derbyshire residents can get the latest NHS Covid-19 information while staying safe at home with the launch of a new online hub.

24 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): response, news and updates.

9 March 2020

Thank You to Our Retiring Board Member Madeleine Fullerton

Madeleine Fullerton reitres as Healthwatch Derbyshire Board Member

29 February 2020

Healthwatch Derbyshire February E-bulletin

Catch-up on the latest Healthwatch Derbyshire News.

27 February 2020

EMAS takes on new patient transport services

EMAS provides non-emergency patient transport for patients who are registered with GPs in Derbyshire.

29 January 2020

Mystery shop exercise completed at Chesterfield Royal Hospital – January 2020 Update

This mystery shop was conducted following patient feedback about hospital appointment letters at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS FT.

22 January 2020

Hospitals need to do more to show patients how the NHS is learning from mistakes, says Sir Robert Francis QC

Analysis of publicly available documents suggests just 1 in 8 hospital trusts are compliant with statutory complaints regulations.

28 November 2019


The new, simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

6 November 2019

Home Care Services

We are looking to hear from people who are receiving, or have received, homecare services within the last 12 months.

3 October 2019

Administration and Finance Support Vacancy

Healthwatch Derbyshire is recruiting for an Administration and Finance Assistant

30 September 2019

Spotlight on Carers/AGM Event

Healthwatch Derbyshire’s Spotlight on Carer’s event which includes our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 10th October 2019 at Belper Town Football Club.

5 June 2019

Healthwatch says thank you to volunteers who help to shape health and care in Derbyshire

This week is National Volunteers Week and a chance for everyone at Healthwatch Derbyshire to say a huge thank you to our marvellous volunteers.

31 May 2019

Healthwatch Derbyshire Intelligence Report May 2019

A summary of reports and actions that have been undertaken by Healthwatch Derbyshire.

13 May 2019

Autumn Grange Enter and View Visit Report

Purpose of the visit:  To enable Healthwatch Derbyshire ARs to see for themselves how the service is being provided in terms of quality of life and quality of care principles  To capture the views and experiences of residents, family members/friends and staff  To consider the practical experience of family/friends when visiting the service in terms of access, parking and other visitor facilities  To identify areas of resident satisfaction, good practice within the service and any areas felt to be in need of improvement.

1 April 2019

New website to support Derbyshire families through pregnancy and the early years.

A new website has been launched to support Derbyshire families through pregnancy and the early years

28 March 2019

How we can help improve services for carers in Derbyshire

By Helen Henderson-Spoors, Chief Executive of Healthwatch Derbyshire, the county’s independent health and social care watchdog.

22 March 2019

Examining patient experiences of cataract service and treatment in Derbyshire

Derbyshire resident's experience of cataract services.

4 March 2019

Healthwatch Derbyshire Appoints CEO

Helen Henderson-Spoors becomes Healthwatch Derbyshire CEO

27 February 2019

Calls For Better Mental Health Information at Erewash GP Surgeries

A report compiling feedback from people in Erewash around their experiences of accessing information on mental health services is recommending GP Surgeries do more to support people seeking out mental health information.

1 February 2019

Royal Derby Hospital Mystery Shop

Key improvements have been made at Royal Derby Hospital following a ‘mystery shopping’ programme by volunteers from Healthwatch Derbyshire

18 January 2019

Farewell Message from CEO Karen Ritchie

Farewell message from Karen Ritchie Healthwatch Derbyshire CEO.

14 January 2019

Board Member Recruitment

If you have a strong interest in health and social care and would like to influence service development across health and social services by representing the views of patients, service users and carers then we would like to hear from you.

11 January 2019

Oral Hygiene Issues in Care Homes Highlighted

Healthwatch Derbyshire visited a number of care homes across Derbyshire to speak with residents/clients and staff around the topic of oral hygiene in a care home setting.

9 January 2019

New Long Term Plan is “just the start”

NHS plan comes after the Government announced the NHS budget would be increased by £20bn a year by 2023.

19 December 2018

What do you want the NHS to look like at 100?

Healthwatch England are holding a national conversation about what you want to see when the NHS turns 80, 90 & 100.

12 December 2018

Mental Health Together Newsletter

Welcome to the second edition of our newsletter. In this edition we will update you on the work our Experts by Experience have been doing, the big changes at Mental Health Together and our plans for the future.

19 November 2018

Mental Health Together Service to Continue

Mental Health Together has secured funding through to March 2020.

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