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We make sure NHS and social care decision-makers hear your voice and use your feedback to improve standards of care. Every story shared with us matters.

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“I feel like I really got my voice heard which is important now more than ever." 

Connor, South Derbyshire


Latest news and views

"We urge everyone to take part in the consultation and have their say. This is your opportunity to send a clear message about the rights you hold most dear." - Louise Ansari, CEO, Healthwatch England
May 15, 2024
6 minutes

Have your say on new rights for patients

The Government has launched a consultation on the NHS Constitution, which sets out your rights as an NHS patient. Read why it's important to have your say.
March 12, 2024
2 minutes

Share your views on NHS Health Checks in Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council are wanting to learn more about your views on NHS Health Checks, for people aged 40-75.
Image of a nasal spray bottle vaccination.
March 4, 2024
2 minutes

Parents, tell us what you think about flu vaccines for your children

Parents and guardians, your voice matters! We want to know more about your decision to give your children the flu vaccine, and if there’s any barriers which might stop you vaccinating your little ones.
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January 22, 2024
5 minutes

Take a moment to share your care

Have you or someone you care about had involvement with social care services recently? We want to hear your feedback. By sharing your thoughts, you become a part of a movement that works to improve social care in our community.
Child sat just having had an injection. Health professional is putting a plaster on their arm.
January 12, 2024
5 minutes

UK Health Security Agency urges people to get their MMR vaccine

Throughout the West Midlands there has been an increase in measles cases. Most of these cases are young children who have not had their measles mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination. As the West Midlands is close to Derbyshire, the UK Health Security Agency is urging people who have not already done so, to get their MMR vaccine as soon as possible to avoid measles spreading.
Young girl having her teeth examined at a dentist.
November 24, 2023
4 minutes

November Update from NHS Dentists in Derbyshire

Continuing our work looking into dentistry in Derbyshire, take a look at our November update and how this is changing.
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