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16.10.2018

CQC Reports on the ‘State of Care’

Late last week the CQC, reported their findings on the ‘state of care’ nationally for NHS health and social care services. The findings found that services were improving however in certain regions of the country services were still experiencing issues impacting service users. The two main areas for concern were surrounding the access and quality...

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24.09.2018

Healthwatch England announces new national chair

Sir Robert Francis QC, has been confirmed as the new Chair of Healthwatch England, taking over from Jane Mordue who has served in the role for a number of years. Sir Robert Francis specialises in medical law and is highly regarded Barrister, he has chaired several high-profile inquiries within health and social care and has...

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28.06.2018

Croydon’s street homeless need better support from GPs

Croydon GP practices need to work better with street homeless people to deliver the care they need according to report, published today by Healthwatch Croydon. The study, Street Homeless Experience of Health Services in Croydon, recorded the experiences of street homeless people who have become members of Crisis in Croydon. It found that many adults...

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14.05.2018

Fund your event through the Grassroots programme

Would you like to run an activity/event for local people that is fun AND allows local health (NHS) and care services to speak to individuals about their experiences of health services? If yes, then read on… We are offering funding to local organisations and groups to run an activity or event, enjoyable to their local...

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09.05.2018

Take our short survey on the experience of services by those with Dementia now

Healthwatch Croydon is starting to research the experience of health service by those with dementia, through the experiences of their carers. We plan to publish initial findings in time for Dementia Awareness Week from 21 May-27 May and a full report in June. Visit our Take Part in Projects page.

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24.04.2018

Healthwatch Croydon volunteers become Dementia Friends

At our Volunteers event last Friday (20 April), 11 volunteers and two Healthwatch Croydon staff became Dementia Friends. A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action – anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. Dementia Friends is about...

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12.04.2018

Healthwatch England highlights our work on homeless access to GP services

Healthwatch England has highlighted the challenges that homeless people have in gaining access to GP services, citing our report of those living in homeless accommodation in Croydon. Read the Healthwatch England profile here.

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26.03.2018

Healthwatch Croydon will be under new management from 1 April 2018

Help and Care Ltd won the tender process by Croydon Council and will run local Healthwatch services. As from 1 April, services will be provided by an organisation called Help and Care. Based in Bournemouth, Help and Care provide Healthwatch services in six areas including Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Slough, West Sussex and Wokingham....

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06.03.2018

Meet The Changemakers Event back on – next Tuesday 13 March

The Meet The Changemakers event has been rescheduled for next Tuesday 13 March. This had been previously postponed due to the bad weather on 27 February. Ask your questions directly to those making the changes to these NHS services in Croydon in 2018: Anticoagulation (blood thinning) Ear, Nose and Throat Dermatology (skin) Gynaecology Musculoskeletal Diabetes...

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27.02.2018

Meet The Changemakers Event Postponed

Meet The Changemakers Event Postponed There are different weather reports as to how bad the ‘Beast From the East’ is actually going to be on Tuesday 27 February evening. However we have decided to listen to the advice of the Met Office who have issued an amber alert and advise the following: “Snow showers or...

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