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  1. Health: Local Woman's Incredible Story Of SurvivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | CBS Local

    PHILADELPHIA - On the CBS 3 HealthWatch -"You have cancer again" - that's being heard by a growing number of people. Judy who lives in Montgomery County is part of a new trend.


  2. Your ideas will help us to improve servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Worcester News

    HEALTHWATCH Worcestershire has been out and about listening to people's experiences of local health and social care services. About 100 members of the public came and talked to us at the Showcase of Services for Older People in Kidderminster and told us about their experiences of local services and issues affecting them.


  3. NHS audiology - adult hearing services guidanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Health Management

    This series of guides aimed at commissioners, providers, health and wellbeing boards and Healthwatch aim to increase access, quality and choice in adult hearing services whilst making the most of available resources. The guides advise how stakeholders in NHS hearing care can work together to deliver the goals in the NHS five year forward view - including putting patients first, improving access and follow-up, delivering more care out-of-hospital and making better use of limited resources.


  4. Isle residents can get involved in developing health servicesRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 20 | Thorne Today

    ... can continue to deliver safe, quality and affordable services that are built around people, for years to come. Healthwatch asked people about their experiences of accessing GP appointments in North Lincolnshire and there were also representatives ...


  5. Ealing Urgent Care Centre chiefs called to account HEALTH chiefs...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Ealing Times

    ... nical review. Patients can comment online about their experience of Ealing Urgent Care Centre in a survey run by Healthwatch, the national consumer body for medical care, at


  6. Bed-blocking at Northamptonshire hospitals costs A 50,000 every dayRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | Northampton Today

    ... General, council social and home care, as well as the wider NHS, particularly the effect of bed-blocking. Healthwatch board member Michael Darling said: "The quoted daily costs of A 50,000 could be a variable figure, but might reduce if patient ...


  7. Hospital wants you to share your viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | This is Wiltshire

    RESIDENTS are being urged to submit their experiences of using the Great Western Hospital and other NHS facilities in Swindon and across Wiltshire. Patient group Healthwatch is calling on people to share their experiences ahead of the Care Quality Commission's routine inspection of the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


  8. Healthwatch highlights concerns to MPsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Ledbury Reporter

    ... champion group to discuss issues arising in health and social care in the county. The Herefordshire MPs met with Healthwatch Herefordshire to discuss good practice at both a local and national level, as well as issues in the area. Paul Deneen, ...


  9. Patient satisfaction survey figures fall at Airedale HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 |

    ... which was rated for the first time this year, was above the national average of 74.51 per cent. She added: "Healthwatch is all about giving local people a stronger voice to influence the health and social care services that matter to them." Remember ...


  10. Healthwatch: CDC calls for changes involving drug resistant germsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Channel3000

    A new study may make you feel a little less jealous next time you look at your friend's vacation pictures on Facebook... Plus, the federal government calls for change when it comes to the way we deal with drug resistant germs. Eboni Williams has those stories and more in this morning's Health Watch.


  11. Healthwatch to host meeting on improving ambulance serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 |

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  12. Have your say on changes to 'over the counter' medicinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 | Warrington Guardian

    ... or residents can attend one of the CCG's public meetings to discuss the proposals. Dates for the diary include a Healthwatch 'dinner and discuss' on August 26 from 6pm at Warrington Masonic Hall, Winmarleigh Street, Warrington CCG 'Get engaged' ...


  13. 'I was left bruised by hospital guards'Read the original story

    Jul 28, 2015 | Wigan Today

    ... get answers." Julie has sought the help of Makerfield MP Yvonne Fovargue, as well as Sir Ian McCartney through Healthwatch, who are looking into her concerns. A spokesman for Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) said: "We are ...


  14. Grieving mum releases heartbreaking picture of her dying daughter...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 |

    ... as we thought she was not being looking after correctly." The independent review, commissioned with the help of Healthwatch, found had Kayleigh's malnutrition been treated properly medics could have then found the cause of her sickness. Stephen ...


  15. Cancer centre decision outrageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2015 | Essexcounty Standard

    ... the meetings will be in public and anyone can attend. The committee will also be seeking input from patients and Healthwatch." Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms . Do not post ...


  16. Cambridge News published Cambridgeshire health bosses urge people to only use A&E in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | Cambridge Evening News

    ... Cambridgeshire and Peterborough alongside Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council and local Healthwatch organisations, is looking at all hospital-based, GP and community healthcare services across the area. System Transformation ...


  17. Hospitals failing to check discharged patients are safeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | This is Gloucestershire

    Its new report launched today - 'Safely Home: What happens when people leave hospitals and care settings?' - brings together 3,230 stories and pieces of evidence, gathered by 101 local Healthwatch from across the country, revealing both the human and financial cost of getting the discharge process wrong. Hospitals are discharging vulnerable patients without ensuring they have adequate support at home and as a result many are readmitted, an investigation by Healthwatch England has found.


  18. Councillors debate issue of carers who struggle to make a cup of teaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | Thetelegraphand Argus

    Council bosses were quizzed last night about what action they were taking in light of the report, which highlighted that some carers brought in to help elderly people in their own homes struggled with basic household tasks like cooking or making a bed. A lot of people had positive things to say about the staff and their work, the report by health and social care watchdog Healthwatch said.


  19. Healthwatch earns praise with inclusion and access awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | Thetelegraphand Argus

    The team received two highly commended awards, one in the diversity and inclusion category for its work involving people with learning disabilities, and a second for its joint work with other West Yorkshire Healthwatch teams on access to dental services.


  20. Healthwatch group to review services across DorsetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | Bournemouth Echo

    A DORSET health watchdog is set to focus on scrutinising the county's ongoing review of clinical services - after receiving feedback from more than 5,000 patients in the last year. Healthwatch Dorset, which is headquartered in Pokesdown , Bournemouth, launched its annual review last week alongside a video documenting its recent achievements.