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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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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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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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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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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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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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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