Healthwatch Birmingham receives highly commended recognition at national award

We are pleased to announce Healthwatch Birmingham has been recognised as highly commended in the Outstanding Achievement: NHS Long Term Plan category at the 2019 Healthwatch Network Awards. The work done by Healthwatch Birmingham has…

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Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Governor Elections

Are you passionate about your local community NHS services? Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are seeking members of the public to stand to be elected to join their council of governors, who represent the…

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Have you contacted a Patient and Liaison Service (PALS) or Customer Service department?

Share your experiences: Have you, or someone you care for, contacted a Patient and Liaison Service (PALS) or Customer Service department at one of Birmingham’s NHS hospital and community trusts? If yes, Healthwatch Birmingham would…

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What changes do people want to make to local services in Birmingham and Solihull?

The NHS has produced a Long Term Plan, setting out all the things it wants health services to do better for people across the country. For these plans to work, the NHS needs to shape…

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Healthwatch Birmingham publishes Annual Report 2018/2019

Our Annual Report celebrates our successes raising the importance and value of people’s experiences in improving the quality of health care in Birmingham during the last year. The report highlights how people’s views and experiences…

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Penderels Trust making a difference for users of Direct Payments

Direct Payments: Making a Difference – User Survey Results Penderels Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that provides advice and guidance to people who receive a direct payment.  The trust has been supporting people with disabilities…

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What matters most to people when getting support from their GP

Whole-person centred approach is key to providing care for people living with a range of conditions, including mental health and autism. People living with a brain injury, a mental health issue, autism or dementia have…

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State of Caring Survey 2019

Carers across the country are being encouraged to share their views and experiences as part of the national State of Caring Survey 2019. From Carers UK The survey is due to close on the 24th…

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How can hospitals in Birmingham improve the waiting experiences for patients?

Latest investigation reports patients in Birmingham want good access, clear communication, clean facilities and better support for disabled people. In our series of 9 NHS hospital reports findings show that some hospitals are managing the…

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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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