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.

16 November 2018

Joined Up Care Derbyshire: Jean’s Story

A patient case study based on community support beds in Tibshelf.

14 November 2018

Public confident in today’s NHS but pessimistic about the future, finds Healthwatch England

Results published as part of Healthwatch England’s ongoing #nhs100 conversation about what people want from NHS and social care services in the future. 

31 October 2018

GP surgery acts on patient feedback to implement new prescription drop-off system

A patient from Long Eaton got in touch with Healthwatch to suggest an improvement to the prescription drop-off process at their GP surgery.

1 October 2018

Healthwatch Derbyshire calls for clarity on a further round of engagement regarding cuts to voluntary sector

Healthwatch Derbyshire welcomes the decision to defer cuts to discretionary grants for voluntary sector organisations until next year, following a Governing Body meeting that took place on 28th September 2018. 

26 September 2018

Would you rather be treated by a fallible human or a compassionless robot? Healthwatch explores people’s views on the NHS at 80 and beyond.

Look beyond the well-documented challenges of the here and now, and help us set some clear goals for the NHS and social care sector to aim for.

14 September 2018

Healthwatch Derbyshire awaits decision on cuts to the voluntary sector

Healthwatch Derbyshire awaits the final decision regarding cuts to the voluntary sector.

13 September 2018

Council leader urges health chief to think again

The leader of Derbyshire County Council has called on a Derbyshire health chief to reconsider NHS plans to cut funding to local voluntary sector organisations.

13 September 2018

Healthwatch Derbyshire Shortlisted For National Award

Healthwatch Derbyshire is one of 28 shortlisted for the annual awards which attracted a record 170 entries this year.

31 August 2018

Maternity and Mental Health

Local communities across England have told Healthwatch's that they want to see mental health prioritised. Healthwatch England's new programme of work is a direct response to that.

30 August 2018

Public Urged To Feed into Parliamentary Questions on Derbyshire Service Cuts

Healthwatch Derbyshire is urging local people to contribute to a parliamentary session about the proposed cuts to health services across Derbyshire.

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