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Healthwatch England Special Inquiry - Discharge from Hospitals, Care Homes and Mental Health settings.

Healthwatch Sandwell collects the views and experiences of people who use services to influence and improve the way the health and social care services are provided and run. Healthwatch Sandwell would like to hear from you any information you have about what happens to people when they are discharged from hospitals, care homes and secure mental health settings. You may have picked up views from service users who report their experiences to you or you may have experienced this issue whilst supporting your service users. We are working with Healthwatch England and local Healthwatches across England on this special inquiry. The information you provide us will be collated into a national report by Healthwatch England to advise the Secretary of State for Health and any relevant statutory bodies (like NHS England), about changes that should be made to policy and guidance or practice. Healthwatch England views this issue as a priority and are using their statutory powers to ensure improvement.

You can find out more by visiting the Healthwatch England website HERE

 We would appreciate responses by close of play on Thursday 17th July. Please tell us your experence below.

If you have any queries about this special inquiry, or would like to get involved further, feel free to contact us for more details.