Have your say on how the NHS should change in Birmingham and Solihull

People keen to influence the future of the NHS in Birmingham and Solihull are being encouraged to make their views known in a series of events this month. Independent health and care champions Healthwatch Birmingham…

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Healthwatch Birmingham achieves Investing in Volunteers

Healthwatch Birmingham has recently achieved the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard, which recognises the commitment in our work with volunteers. Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers. It aims…

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New updates to improvements in community mental health services in Birmingham

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) has provided an update on improvements to their community mental health services (CMHTs), after patients shared their issues with medicine management, access to care and appointments, respect…

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Healthwatch Birmingham’s work to empower seldom heard groups shortlisted for national award

Birmingham champion is the only Healthwatch shortlisted in the national patient experience awards. Award recognises the our work with community organisations to champion local people’s experiences of NHS and social care services. There are over…

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Birmingham Enablement Service Update

From Birmingham City Council. A report setting out proposed improvements to the City Council’s enablement service is to go before cabinet. Key service changes which the report states will benefit local citizens: Now – only…

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Healthwatch Network reveals top priorities for 2019

GPs, dentists and other primary care services most common issue to be explored Needs of children and young people to feature strongly Mental health and social care appear in the top five for third year…

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NHS Long Term Plan published

From NHS England. NHS England have published their Long Term Plan with plans proposed to save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge…

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Help the NHS in Birmingham and Solihull to help you this Christmas

From Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Help the NHS in Birmingham and Solihull to help you this Christmas Pharmacy opening times can be found here. More details on GP extended access over Christmas…

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Healthwatch England publishes Annual Report

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…

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Free feedback widget webinars for social care providers

Healthwatch Birmingham is hosting a webinar for social care services to find out about our Feedback Widget, the free digital tool on offer to help services easily collect and listen to service user feedback. Exclusively…

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