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  1. CQC signals move to targeted dental inspectionsRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 19 | PressReleasePoint

    ... standards. The regulator also wants to make sure that comments and feedback from the public and groups such as Healthwatch are integral to regulation. Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services, said: "Our priority is to take ...


  2. Dentists 'can refuse to see particular patients'Read the original story

    Monday Aug 18 | ITV

    ... to see particular patients, NHS England's Chief Dental Officer told Good Morning Britain . Consumer watchdog Healthwatch have found examples of patients getting "deregistered" from their dental practices for missing single appointments, in one case ...


  3. Israeli Ecg T-shirt monitors hearts, saves livesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 15 | The Times of Israel

    ... the next scheduled exam. And you can throw the special T-shirt in the laundry with the rest of your clothes. HealthWatch debuted its hWear line of 15-lead ECG-sensing garments at the recent annual meeting of the American Telemedicine Association. It ...


  4. Healthwatch 16: Talking About DepressionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 12 | WNEP-TV Moosic

    Mental health experts say depression is very common, but that arming yourself with some facts, and being aware of common signs that someone is struggling, could help save a life.


  5. Moorlands patients to have say on new serviceRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 7 | Your Leek Paper

    ... residents' reviews before making a decision on their healthcare. Craig Staples, Evidence and Insight manager at Healthwatch, said he was confident the online review centre could become a vital tool for residents in the district. He said: "The ...


  6. Watchdogs call for action as review shows failings at University Hospitals LeicesterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2014 | Rutland and Stamford Mercury

    ... being discharged. It found that in 89 of the 381 cases examined, care was unacceptable in one or more aspects. Healthwatch groups in Rutland, Leicester and Leicestershire said it was important NHS organisations in the region acted quickly on the ...


  7. Seven-month wait for pain clinic check in NorthamptonshireRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2014 | Northampton Today

    ... GPs over concerns they send patients to specialists too easily, thereby delaying other treatments. Healthwatch said other staff concerns included waiting times, as well as a need for more administrative staff, more receptionists and access to ...


  8. EXCLUSIVE: IRS fails to inform 9/11 victims of tax break, leaving many without refundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 26 | New York Daily News

    ... this tax relief, as will the families of those who died from their 9/11 injury," said Ben Chevat, who heads 9/11 Healthwatch, a nonprofit monitoring benefit programs for attack victims. Two victims who asked not be named said the IRS initially ...


  9. Healthwatch appeal for input on new county-wide mental health strategyRead the original story

    Friday Jul 25 | Gazette Series

    Healthwatch South Gloucestershire, a subsidiary of Healthwatch England, is asking people across the county to complete an online survey on mental health and emotional wellbeing - having extended the deadline to next Thursday .


  10. Health and Wellbeing Board holding next meeting in publicRead the original story

    Jul 22, 2014 | Cotswold Journal

    ... Mickleton and the local hospital, while concerns exist around local dementia care and ambulance response times. Healthwatch, the independent consumer champion for health and social care was set up a year ago as part of the Health and Social Care Act ...


  11. Have your say on health and social care servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2014 | Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

    HEALTHWATCH will be taking opinions from the public on how to plan and improve local health and social care services in Gloucestershire.


  12. Healthwatch seeks patient viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2014 | Skegness Standard

    Healthwatch Lincolnshire are carrying out a patient survey about GP appointments and why patients have not attended them and would like the public to help.


  13. Make the Right Call: Why patient feedback on NHS 111 services is so importantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2014 | East Anglian Daily Times

    ... Care UK gathers patient feedback: regular NHS 111 surveys, internal GP and dental out-of-hours surveys, external Healthwatch surveys and patient forums. Zoe said: "Every month we survey a sample of our NHS 111 patient contacts. Comments are followed ...


  14. Consultation over health concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2014 | Hucknall and Bulwell Dispatch

    ... much worse." Chairman of the carers' group, Jim Radburn has raised the concerns of the group and his own with Healthwatch questioning the effectiveness of having to make an appointment four weeks in advance. "The whole experience of visiting a GP ...


  15. Chance to have your say on Healthwatch workRead the original story

    Jul 15, 2014 | Isle of Wight County Press

    A workshop, held at Newclose Cricket Club to launch the survey, was attended by community representatives.


  16. Healthwatch: Kids in Hot CarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2014 |

    17 children have died this year as a result of heat related death from being left in a hot car. Watch this segment for easy tips to remind you of your precious cargo.


  17. Happy Birthday To Danbury's Dr. Ian K. SmithRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2014 | The Danbury Daily Voice

    ... 360," "Showbiz Tonight," "The Verdict with Dan Abrams," and "The Opie and Anthony Show." He is also the host of "HealthWatch with Dr. Ian Smith," a nationally syndicated daily news feature heard on American Urban Radio Networks. He has written for ...


  18. How the Human Voice Is Traversing Society's Wellness-Tech FrontierRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2014 | Switched

    ... wearable integration is surging. Additionally, Apple rumors about the health-oriented iOS8, or companies like HealthWatch, that are developing clothing lined with electrode technology to monitor heart rate, the capacity for tech implementation into ...


  19. Residents' concerns over pressure on GP surgeries with more developments plannedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2014 | Hucknall and Bulwell Dispatch

    ... to find answers After being told he would have to wait four weeks to see his GP, he has taken his concerns to Healthwatch, the 'consumer champion for healthcare'. He says: "I have asked Healthwatch to take my complaint forward to a higher level as ...


  20. Oxfordshire health watchdog praised for work during first yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2014 | Oxford Mail

    ... in his foreword to its first annual report, for the 12 months from April 1, 2013, the start date for national Healthwatch groups. The former Green Party member on Oxfordshire County Council wrote: "Healthwatch Oxfordshire is increasingly being ...