Healthwatch England Publishes Annual Report to Parliament

Over the last year Healthwatch has heard from 341,000 people, carers and staff, all of whom have given their time to share their experiences of health and social care services. Across the country Healthwatch have been helping local health and care leaders to use this insight to make positive and practical changes – from helping GP practices in Crawley become …

NHS NEEDS TO DO MORE TO UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE RETURNING TO HOSPITAL AFTER BEING DISCHARGED

New analysis shows emergency readmissions rose by a fifth since 2012/13 Over 500,000 cases recorded in 2016/17 1 in every 5 emergency readmissions take place in the first 48 hours As part of a broader investigation into people’s experiences of leaving hospital, Healthwatch England is today publishing new analysis of NHS emergency readmissions data. An emergency readmission is defined by …