Healthwatch carry out independent research and evaluations on different aspects of health and social care that are driven by feedback that we receive from the public. Healthwatch relies upon the voice of the public to provide us with vital information on your experience of health and social care services and your suggestions as to how they can be improved and how best practice can be shared.

Find out what we’re working on

Everything we do is guided by what people tell us about their experiences of health and social care.


If you have an experience you’d like to share you can leave story on our feedback centre  or give us a call on 0300 777 6543

Current work

Access to Dental Services

We’re just in the planning stage for our project on Dental Services. If you’d like to help us and take part in this project when it’s up and running please register your interest below.

Read about the impact Covid-19 has had on the access to Dentistry services


Access to dental services project

If you'd like to receive details of this project and take part in the online survey when it's launched, please leave your contact details below.

Completed projects


This report highlights the experiences of women from Halton who have given birth in the past 12 -18 months.

Maternity project

GP websites

This report gives details of a review of local GP websites during December 2020 and January 2021 by a group of Healthwatch volunteers.

As well as looking at the accessibility of the websites, their aim was to look for information that a patient might need without having to call or visit the practice.

GP websites

Specialist Children's Services

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.

Read more on Specialist Children's Services