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21.01.2016

The Guardian: What would you like to see from the NHS' mental health services?

From the Guardian. As part of our reporting on the NHS, The Guardian would like to hear from their readers on what they’d like to see in its mental health services.  The Guardian is currently undertaking their…

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20.01.2016

CQC Older Persons' Campaign calls for your views

  The Care Quality Commission (CQC) want to hear about your experiences of health and social care for a campaign they’ll be running in March. Specifically, they are looking to hear from men and women aged…

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12.01.2016

Healthwatch England Media Statement on Government Funding Announcement on Mental Health

Responding to the government’s announcement on an increase in funding for mental health services today Susan Robinson, National Director of Healthwatch England, said: “The Healthwatch network have found that support for mental health is now…

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11.01.2016

CQC appoints first National Guardian for the freedom to speak up within the NHS

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has appointed Dame Eileen Sills DBE – the Chief Nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – as the first National Guardian for speaking up safely within the…

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17.12.2015

Birmingham Safeguarding Children's Board – Draft Practice Standard

Draft Practice Standard – The Voice of the Child. Birmingham Safeguarding Children’s Board publishes Draft Practice Standard.  These practice standards are in addition to the policies and professional standards of each agency and profession and…

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14.12.2015

Opportunity to join the General Osteopathic Council Patient and Public Partnership Group

Patient & Public Partnership Group Would you like to be involved in developing information for patients and the public? Are you interested in standards of osteopathic practice? The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), the regulator of…

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04.12.2015

The Rt Hon. Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE visits Healthwatch Birmingham

Shadow Spokesman for Health ‘enormously impressed’ on visit to Healthwatch Birmingham. The Rt Hon. Lord Philip Hunt of Kings Heath OBE maintains a keen interest in the role and performance of Healthwatch and as a…

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27.11.2015

A new opportunity for Local Healthwatch to help enable their populations to make informed choices

Helping patients and the public make informed choices is one of our Local Healthwatch statutory functions. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research Programme Board (HS&DR) funds research which aims to…

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18.11.2015

Historic devolution agreement reached for the West Midlands

From West Midlands Combined Authority Senior politicians and business leaders across the West Midlands are hailing the country’s biggest devolution deal to date. The proposed agreement with government will see it make an annual contribution…

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