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Stay Well Solihull – Free help and support with energy bills

November 17, 2023

Help is available to support your energy needs – bills, debt and heating. See more information here You can also … Read more

Welcome to our Board Volunteer Representatives

October 18, 2023

Our volunteers play a vital role in ensuring Healthwatch Birmingham and Healthwatch Solihull make a real difference to local health … Read more

Healthwatch Birmingham and Healthwatch Solihull statement on the Culture Review of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB)

September 28, 2023

September 28, 2023 Healthwatch Birmingham and Healthwatch Solihull have for some time been hearing disturbing stories of the toxic staff … Read more

Statement on downgraded Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings for maternity services at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB)

June 12, 2023

In its decision to downgrade maternity services at provided by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) at Good Hope … Read more


MPs call for Government target to eliminate maternal health disparities

April 28, 2023

The Women and Equalities Committee has called on the Government to set a definitive target to eliminate “appalling” disparities in … Read more

Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Partnership Board’s Integrated Care Strategy 2023-2033

March 31, 2023

The Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Partnership Board has published its 10 year strategy for health and social care. The document, titled … Read more

Healthwatch England finds six-week postnatal checks failing many new mothers

March 24, 2023

A Healthwatch England survey of 2,693 new mothers and birthing parents has revealed shortcomings in maternity services, particularly around postnatal care. The … Read more

Report published! The experiences of Solihull residents who try to access urgent care

March 17, 2023

Our investigation into the urgent care services available for Solihull residents examined the experiences of 422 people. This report found … Read more

Most vulnerable to be offered spring COVID-19 booster

March 10, 2023

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has confirmed its advice for a 2023 spring coronavirus (COVID-19) booster programme. … Read more

NHS strikes in March

March 3, 2023

Strikes are taking place in some parts of the NHS on 2, 3, 6, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, … Read more

NHS plans to tackle a deepening staffing crisis – Healthwatch England response

February 24, 2023

NHS England has released its proposal to tackle the ongoing staffing crisis. The proposal to increase the number of places … Read more

Cost of living crisis affecting how people use health and care services

February 3, 2023

People are increasingly avoiding NHS appointments and prescriptions due to cost of living, Healthwatch England warns. The number of people … Read more

Are you struggling to access health and care services in Solihull this winter?

January 27, 2023

With the NHS under extra pressure this winter, we need to hear your experiences of care to help services understand … Read more

A&E delays are intolerable – Healthwatch England response to new NHS performance stats

January 13, 2023

The waiting list for routine NHS care has fallen for the first time since the pandemic began. However, 7.19 million people are … Read more

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