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  1. D-day looms for controversial health plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Shields Gazette

    ... Tyneside Council's overview and scrutiny committee, the authority's health and wellbeing board, HealthNet and HealthWatch. The group will then consider the consultation feedback formally against options for change at its governing body meeting in ...


  2. Healthwatch bus to tour Surrey for patient feedbackRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Surrey Advertiser

    A double decker bus is going on tour around the county, asking residents to share their views on local health and social care services. The Healthwatch bus will be visiting 11 towns between Monday September 15 and Sunday September 21, in an attempt to try to improve the quality of health services on offer in Surrey.


  3. Surgery refurb 'to improve GP access'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | This is Local London

    ... expansion will go some way towards solving this problem and I will be keeping a close eye on it." "I work for HealthWatch and I'm on the council's health scrutiny committee and I've not heard of any problems, only praise," she added. Sarah Gill, ...


  4. St Richard's Hospital beats national scoresRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2014 | Chichester Today

    PATIENT dignity, hospital cleanliness and nutrition at St Richard's Hospital have been scrutinised by inspection teams - with the results outstripping national scores. The Chichester hospital was scrutinised by teams of patient representatives from Healthwatch and members of the hospital trust's council of governors.


  5. Healthwatch bus visits Woking on Tuesday 16 SeptemberRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 4 | Elements or Lower

    It's all aboard the Healthwatch Surrey double decker bus as the consumer watchdog tour comes to Woking on Tuesday 16 September finding out residents' views on local health and social care services. The independent champion for health and social care is spending seven days at a host of town centres from 15 September to Sunday 21 for Meet Healthwatch Week to raise awareness of the organisation in Surrey.


  6. Chef gives Rebellion some national musselRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 1 |

    ... eating place in Marlow Bottom since the Witches Barn cafe and the adjacent canteen once used by Land Army girls. HEALTHWATCH Bucks has launched a major new project survey on Urgent Care services in Bucks and want to hear peoples experiences of using ...


  7. Health trust appoints improvement overseerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 29 | Lancaster Guardian

    ... do this but they felt that it was important that governors, partners and patient representative groups such as Healthwatch were fully included in developing the plans. "I believe this is a really positive approach. Whilst ultimate responsibility ...


  8. 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 ...


  9. 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 ...


  10. 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 ...


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

    Aug 12, 2014 | 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.


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

    Aug 7, 2014 | 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 ...


  13. 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 ...


  14. 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 ...


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

    Jul 26, 2014 | 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 ...


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

    Jul 25, 2014 | 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 .


  17. 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 ...


  18. 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.


  19. 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.


  20. 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 ...