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PRESS RELEASE | Healthwatch England Annual report 2018

PEOPLE’S REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCES OF NHS AND SOCIAL CARE SET OUT IN NEW REPORT TO MPs 400,000 people – more than ever before – coming forward to share their views Their stories show hospitals, GPs and care services coping despite huge pressures But headline targets used in isolation hiding plight of those falling between gaps Download...

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Make a difference to Croydon – Become a Healthwatch Croydon board member

Are you passionate about health and care? Do you want to see services meet the needs of those who use them? Do you have senior level management experience of not-for-profit organisations? Healthwatch Croydon, your local champion for health and social care, is looking for new voluntary board members for a new local leadership board. As...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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