News

27.01.2016

Healthwatch Birmingham comment on Birmingham Mail’s GP Patient Survey news

Birmingham Mail has recently published (24th January 2016) results following the national GP Patient Survey, which polled hundreds of thousands of surgery users about provision and quality care they receive. Focusing on the West Midlands,…

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26.01.2016

Carers Forward: Day Out to Think Tank Science Museum

Carers Forward are arranging a February half-term day out to the Think Tank Science Museum in Birmingham. Entry at 11:00am with designated space for families and a quiet area. Carer and child with special needs and Children aged 0-2 can…

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26.01.2016

CQC seeks views on its vision for the future – consultation launched

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is seeking views on its plans for the next five years as it develops its approach to regulation. CQC has changed the way it works over the past three years…

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25.01.2016

BSMHFT embracing innovation as leaders of major new trials to improve patient care

From Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Patients in Birmingham and Solihull will be among the first to benefit from a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care. Birmingham and…

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22.01.2016

Latest Recruitment for Non-Executive Directors – Healthwatch Birmingham Board

Please note: the deadline for applications has now closed. Healthwatch Birmingham is recruiting Non-Executive Directors to join its board. Our organisation is in a process of transformational change which will result in people who live…

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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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