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15.04.2019

Direct Payments in Birmingham: Choice, control and flexibility

Healthwatch Birmingham’s latest report Direct Payments in Birmingham: Choice, control and flexibility highlights the experiences of local citizens using Direct Payments to access social care support and services. Citizens want clearer information and choice about…

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08.04.2019

Healthwatch Birmingham achieves big at national patient experience awards

  Local health and care champion’s work to empower seldom heard groups awarded Runner Up at national awards. The organisation also achieved ‘Best in Class’, awarded the Healthwatch Organisation of the Year. There were over…

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08.03.2019

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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20.02.2019

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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12.02.2019

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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05.02.2019

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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28.01.2019

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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14.01.2019

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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07.01.2019

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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19.12.2018

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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