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  1. A review of hospital careRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Bucksfreepress.co.uk

    ... Service (PALS) and a complaints team, and all our hospitals and health providers have similar services. There is Healthwatch and the independent advocacy service Support Empower Advocate Promote (SEAP). All the contact details for these services are ...

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  2. Meet Labour party contender for general election in Mid Dorset and North PooleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Bournemouth Echo

    LABOUR has selected its candidate to fight the Mid Dorset and North Poole seat at next spring's general election. Patrick Canavan from Devon is a former regional officer with the Unite trade union and has been heavily involved in developing Healthwatch, the consumer watchdog.

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  3. No new patients sent to hospital after bad reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | Crawley Observer

    ... inspections and information-sharing meetings between the CCGs, West Sussex County Council, the CQC, Monitor and Healthwatch, an independent review of care provided to patients at Langley Green Hospital is under way to provide assurances about the ...

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  4. Have your say on Green Lane planRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Wiltshire Times

    A public meeting is to be held in Devizes so people can have their say about plans to expand Green Lane Hospital. It is being paid to do the work by NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group but Healthwatch chief executive Emma Cooper said the consultation exercise would be completely impartial.

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  5. Healthwatch calls on pregnant women and those with young children to get vaccinated.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Enfield Independent

    Groups most at risk include pregnant women, people who already have a long-term health condition and older people as well as young children. Uptake for young children is very low and only half the eligible individuals with a long term condition aged under 65 in the 'at risk' group have had their flu vaccine.

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  6. MP Reed - 'This can not be a PR exercise'Read the original story

    Thursday Nov 27 | Whitehaven News

    ... do this requires change and we are now absolutely committed to involving all stakeholders, with the support of Healthwatch, as we openly discuss the challenges we face and the potential solutions we feel are available to solve them." Places are ...

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  7. TaxACT Helps Americans Easily Navigate ACA Taxes and Marketplaces During Open EnrollmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Market Wire

    ... consumers answer simple questions about their 2014 taxes and health insurance, TaxACT generates a personalized HealthWatch report with calculations and information for marketplace applications, including: A detailed breakdown of 2014 income for a ...

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  8. Clinic 'not cleaned for two days'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Newsday

    ... were not being carried out on all staff and the supply of porters was not matching demand. Patient watchdog Healthwatch said it had received complaints based about food quality and hygiene, as well as general cleanliness, and it would be carrying ...

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  9. Controversial hospital Burger King outlet to shutRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Daily Echo

    ... is leased until 2016, but there are no plans to extend the contract beyond that point." Harry Dymond, from the Healthwatch group, which represents patients' views in Southampton, said: "I think it is appropriate that the units should reflect the ...

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  10. Healthwatch opens in Sunderland to champion voice of the publicRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Sunderland Echo

    ... say on the way health and social care services are delivered in Sunderland after the creation of a new watchdog. Healthwatch, which was launched by the Government in April 2013, is now open in Sunderland and aims to champion the voice of the public, ...

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  11. Bill Esterson MP criticises company responsible for managing surgeries in SeftonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Southport Visiter

    ... some of the practices have satisfactorily passed additional reviews by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Healthwatch. " These independent inspections include detailed assessments of appointments system, access for patients, staffing levels, ...

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  12. Why Some People Mistake Diabetes For Signs Of AgingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | NewsOne

    ... " TV show, a medical contributor to " The Rachael Ray Show " and host of the nationally syndicated radio show " HealthWatch ." Aging causes vital organs, like the bladder , pancreas and heart to lose some function, which is why it's easy for the ...

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  13. Emergency bus arrives in Oxford to help city's revellersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Oxford Mail

    ... ." Last month, an Oxford University study recommended a minor injuries unit be set up in the city centre after a Healthwatch survey found a "surprisingly high proportion" of Oxford University students used A&E.

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  14. Hospital consultations were heard through curtainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Oxford Mail

    ... Centre when she had surgery with an overnight stay. She said: "I think it is important for a lot of people." Healthwatch chief executive Rachel Coney said: "Healthwatch Oxfordshire is pleased to hear that OUHT plans to address patients' concerns ...

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  15. Healthwatch says proposed care system could be a big step forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | Daily Echo

    THE A 130m shake-up of Southampton 's health and care system could be a "big step forward" for thousands of elderly and vulnerable residents, according to a city watchdog. The chairman of Healthwatch Southampton says Better Care could lead to less people "falling through the gaps" of services, but the head of the city's pensioner forum says he is sceptical the proposals will work.

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  16. Healthwatch: on the board toolkitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Health Management

    This toolkit has been designed as a learning aid to support local Healthwatch representatives on their health and wellbeing board.

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  17. Oddball nuisance caller used 999 as a 'free sex line' ringing 1,180 timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | Small World News Service

    ... but there are an awful lot of people who need follow-up help in the community. Martin Gawith, from charity Healthwatch, said after the case: "We recognise that there may be patients and carers that may require more than the average support and we ...

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  18. Critics say wider breast screening trial 'unethical'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | New Scientist

    ... Critics say ethics approval should never have been granted, and certainly needs to be re-evaluated. The charity HealthWatch says Public Health England released the trial protocol only after three requests under the Freedom of Information Act. It has ...

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  19. Critics say wider breast cancer screening 'unethical'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | New Scientist

    ... Critics say ethics approval should never have been granted, and certainly needs to be re-evaluated. The charity HealthWatch says Public Health England released the trial protocol only after three requests under the Freedom of Information Act. It has ...

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  20. Clinical Study Shows Wearable Technology Garment Correlates with Gold Standard ECG ElectrodesRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2014 | PRWeb

    Clinical study concludes: patients and medical staff praise ease, comfort, and operational benefits offered by HealthWatch smart textile ECG garment A recent clinical study in Haifa's Ramban Medical Center of HealthWatch's smart textile hWeara garment concluded that ECG signal quality was medically similar to those measured on a gold-standard ECG machine using traditional gel electrodes. The study was conducted on 15 patients ranging in age from 31 to 82 and in weight from 70 to 135 kg in which both objective and subjective parameters were recorded.

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