What have we achieved this year?

Nearly 30,000 people came to us last year to seek information or to share their story with us. Read about what we did with your stories and how we helped people in our report.
Healthwatch Kent annual report

We've picked our best bits from the year to share with you:

We used your feedback to make vaccine centres more accessible

Made it easier for people to get a BSL interpreter when they attend hospital appointments in East Kent

We used Carers’ stories about hospital discharge to start conversations about how Kent services can support Carers better

We helped community pharmacists to get their voices heard. 55% of them told us they felt better since our report

Urged the Government to take action after we reported a 42% increase in the number of people struggling to see an NHS dentist

All the details, plus much more are in the report below, including information on our priorities for the year ahead which include:

  • Hearing the experiences of women using Drug and Alcohol Services 
  • Listening to people experiencing homelessness and what additional support they need
  • Understanding how Enhanced Health in Care homes is working 

Would you like to get involved?

Join the action and volunteer with us! We're looking for people to help us achieve even more. If you like chatting and listening to people, or have a passion for helping your community; get in touch. Email us at info@healthwatchkent.co.uk 


If you need this report in an alternative format, just let us know. You can reach us on info@healthwatchkent.co.uk 

Healthwatch Kent Annual report

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