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Healthwatch Halton

Healthwatch Halton is your local health and social care champion. From Appleton to Windmill Hill and everywhere in between, we make sure NHS leaders and other decision makers hear your voice and use your feedback to improve care. 

Our work covers all areas of health and social care. This includes GPs, hospitals, dentists, care homes, pharmacies, opticians and more. Join the conversation by sharing your experience or take a look at how you can get involved.

Shielding programme ends for clinically extremely vulnerable people

September 16, 2021

The Government has ended the requirement for centralised guidance advising people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to shield.   Since … Read more

Waiting list comparison website

September 14, 2021

The latest NHS data on waiting times (July 2021) is now live on the Patient Experience Library waiting lists comparison … Read more

People aged 12-15 to be offered Covid-19 vaccine

September 14, 2021

People aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, following advice from … Read more


Healthwatch Halton’s 8th Annual Report covering the period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

By Healthwatch Halton
Annual Reports

Healthwatch England’s latest findings show many people continue to struggle to access or afford NHS dental treatment.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Healthwatch have seen an increase in the number of people sharing their experience of trying to access NHS dental care. We have also seen the proportion of positive feedback about dentistry fall sharply.

By Healthwatch England
Dentistry Healthwatch England

In July 2020 Healthwatch Halton were approached by NHS Bridgewater Community NHS Trust to look at the possibility of carrying out a further patient engagement project on behalf of the Trust to look at patient satisfaction levels with Children’s Specialist Services from Woodview Child Development Centre.

As the pandemic and lockdowns during 2020 had halted ‘normal’ service from the centre the decision was taken to focus the survey on families who had received appointments just prior to lockdown in February 2020.


By Healthwatch Halton
Children & Young People