Tag Archives: Healthwatch England

Updated NHS Constitution for England (Department of Health)

Summary The NHS Constitution defines the rights of patients, public and staff, by clarifying NHS commitments and outlining the mutual obligations between the public, patients and staff. The NHS Constitution and the Handbook to the NHS Constitution have been updated … Continue reading

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More on Complaints Handling in the NHS (BBC News / PHSO / NHS England / Patients’ Association)

Summary Research commissioned by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) indicates that around only one-third of people who experience poor service from public bodies, including the NHS, in England actually make a complaint. Common reasons for not to complaining … Continue reading

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Updates on Mental Health Care Provision (BBC News / Healthwatch England / JGCR)

Summary Data from 32 mental health trusts, obtained by a Freedom of Information request from Healthwatch England, indicates the average number of bed days per psychiatric patient per year has fallen by 10%. Such patients spend six fewer days in … Continue reading

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Complaints Handling: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Under Fire (BBC News / Patients’ Association / PHSO / LGO / Healthwatch)

Summary Further concerns have been raised by the Patients’ Association about how the NHS ombudsman in England handles patients’ complaints. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) maintains that it is modernising already, and is responsible for maintaining a standard … Continue reading

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Complaints Matter: Improving Complaints Handling (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission’s “Complaints Matter” report identifies variations in how complaints are handled throughout the NHS, primary care and adult social care services in England. The regulator wants complaints about health and social care to be encouraged and … Continue reading

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Failings in the Complaints System in Health and Social Care? (Healthwatch England / CQC)

Summary An estimated 250,000 incidents of poor care were unreported last year. There are concerns that NHS and local authority “red tape” make it difficult to complain, that there is insufficient independent advice and support to help those who need … Continue reading

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