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  1. Bed-blocking in Oxfordshire's hospitals at lowest level in at least six yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Oxford Times

    ... these beds and supported them with nursing staff." Carol Moore, executive director of the patient watchdog Healthwatch, said: "After 10 years of trying to fix the problem, it seems we have finally landed on something that actually works. Oxfordshire ...


  2. Bed-blocking in Oxfordshire's hospitals at lowest level in at least six yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Oxford Times

    ... these beds and supported them with nursing staff." Carol Moore, executive director of the patient watchdog Healthwatch, said: "After 10 years of trying to fix the problem, it seems we have finally landed on something that actually works. Oxfordshire ...


  3. Healthwatch: The obesity time bomb must be addressed nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Oxford Mail

    Healthwatch Oxfordshire chairman Eddie Duller OBE looks at the next crisis facing our health services - the rising issue of childhood obesity Not only is it affecting every one of us, it is affecting our children already and it will be the next crisis that will hit the headlines. The discussion about health is currently around reshaping the services, which the health authorities and Oxfordshire County Council say are unaffordable in their present form.


  4. Access to wheelchairs for obese in Bolton to be cutRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 12 | This Is Lancashire

    ... Leeds and Wigan, and a consultation exercise via the Equality Target Action Group (ETAG) and watchdog body Healthwatch. It found that Bolton was the only CCG providing adults with powered chairs for outdoor use only and for employment, while only a ...


  5. Dorset patient complaints 'fobbed off' by hospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | BBC News

    ... receiving feedback about our services so that we can continually make improvements. "We would like to assure Healthwatch and our patients, staff, carers and public that we will use the recommendations in the report to make service improvements." One ...


  6. Doctors warn of impacts on patients posed by Suffolk's A 13m health budget shortfallRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Ipswich Evening Star

    ... for patients at home and by working in partnership with other organisations. Chief executive Andy Yacoub said Healthwatch would work to ensure the CCGs get the best from consulting people who receive the services they fund, "It is only through such ...


  7. Healthwatch 16: Focus on the Aging BrainRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | WNEP-TV Moosic

    Treating diseases common in that population, specifically Alzheimer's, is important here, and will continue to be more so as the Baby Boomers age. "The last couple years, she's been a little more repetitive, every once in a while, more forgetful of some things, but it's not been to a horrible point," said David Gambal.


  8. Calls for unity after racist attacks in SheffieldRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Sheffield Star

    ... meeting organised by Voluntary Action Sheffield, Cavendish Care chief executive Chris Farrell told The Star two Healthwatch staff from BME backgrounds were verbally abused at an event last weekend. He said: "While the outcome was not one we ...


  9. Views on NHS shared at HealthWatch conferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Droitwich Advertiser

    MORE than 100 people gathered to share their views on the NHS in Worcestershire as a health watchdog held its annual conference. Healthwatch Worcestershire, the independent consumer champion for health and social care across the county, held the event at the Pear Tree Inn, in Smite, near Worcester, on Friday, June 24. They heard Healthwatch officials present their annual report and outline some of the work that has taken place over the last 12 months, before the floor was opened for an opportunity to discuss health and social care issues.


  10. Healthwatch says hospital inspection report is 'disturbing'Read the original story

    Jun 21, 2016 | West Sussex County Times

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Healthwatch West Sussex, the county's independent watchdog for health and social care, has responded to this week's Care Quality Commission statement.


  11. Article ImageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | This Is Grimsby

    Celebrating services: Grimsby MP Melanie Onn was on hand to open a Healthwatch event at Nunsthorpe's Centre4, aimed at... A CELEBRATION of health services available to people in North East Lincolnshire has been held on Grimsby's Nunsthorpe estate. An event aimed at raising awareness of the range and quality of healthcare and services available to members of the public was held at Centre4, in Wootton Road, Grimsby, on Friday.


  12. Healthwatch report into homecare in Bolton - the council responseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | This Is Lancashire

    RESPONSE: Cllr Asif Ibrahim said the council will take immediate action try and improve the standard of home care in Bolton IN response to Healthwatch's report, Bolton Council 's cabinet member for adult safeguarding and adult social care, Cllr Asif Ibrahim, has provided the following response. "We agree with service users that home care needs improving, not only in Bolton but in Greater Manchester, and all GM authorities are committed to driving up standards of care as part of the devolution of health and social care.


  13. Hartlepool Borough Council vows to see care home ratings improveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | Hartlepool Mail

    ... "The local authority is going to do everything it can to work with the homes and Care Quality Commission and HealthWatch to make sure we do turn this situation around." Jill Harrison, assistant director of adult services, told the committee the ...


  14. Healthwatch 16: Dealing with the SunRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | WNEP-TV Moosic

    Ah, summertimea nothing better than getting outside and enjoying some fresh air and sunshine, whether you love boating on your favorite lake, cooling off at the community pool, or hitting the waves and the sand on the beach. You already know how important it is to use enough sunscreen,but chances are, you have already done a fair amount of sun damage to your skin.


  15. Article ImageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | This Is Leicestershire

    ... doctors, the Leicester City clinical commissioning group, NHS England, doctors' representatives, patient groups, HealthWatch and elected representatives. Coun Palmer said: "It is vital everyone with a view about the future can be in the same room at ...


  16. Healthwatch campaign vintage bus stopped in Gravesend High Street on Kent tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | Kent Online

    ... people for their opinions and experiences with health and social care services. Steve Inett, chief executive of Healthwatch Kent, said: "It's all about collating people's views both good and bad about what they think of their GP, their hospital, ...


  17. HealthWatch 360: Nutrition App to Stop Heart Disease, Diabetes and High Blood PressureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | PRWeb

    GB HealthWatch , a San Diego-based digital health company, launches the latest version of the HealthWatch 360 mobile app for personalized nutrition and disease prevention. GB HealthWatch , a digital health company at the heart of the precision medicine revolution, launched the latest version of their mobile nutrition app, HealthWatch 360 .


  18. Staffordshire volunteer praised by ambulance serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | Staffordshire Newsletter

    ... on the NICE Implementation Group of the North Staffordshire Local Health Economy. She is also a member of Healthwatch, as well as a school governor within Biddulph. She said: "I find the ambition of the Trust in wishing to deliver a world class ...


  19. Healthwatch 16: Testing for Heart DiseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | WNEP-TV Moosic

    You've heard the phrase before: know your numbers. There's a nationwide trend of awareness when it comes to preventative medicine: colonoscopies for colon cancer, mammograms for breast cancer.


  20. Stepping out with surviviors for stroke charityRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2016 | St. Helens Reporter

    ... can manage. Local organisations including Phoenix Classic Car Club, Healthy Living Team, Carers Centre and Healthwatch are supporting the event with stands on the day. Rebecca Owen, Regional Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: "We're looking ...