6 July 2018

Healthwatch Derbyshire Calls for Meaningful Public Engagement in Local £80m Health Financial Recovery Plans

The head of Derbyshire’s independent health and social care watchdog has warned that meaningful public and patient input into the future of local health services is in danger of being side-lined following recent developments in the county.

28 June 2018

Healthwatch Derbyshire AGM 2018

A focus on older people’s mental health - Thursday 18th October 2018.

24 May 2018

Report Highlights Inconsistencies in Dementia Care and Support

Patient feedback highlighted inconsistencies in the availability and quality of care and support in the county for people living with dementia and their carers.

24 May 2018

Urgent Dental Services in Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire – Patient Questionnaire

Share your views on potential new service models for the delivery of urgent dental care in Derbyshire.

14 May 2018

National Epilepsy Week

Information on National Epilepsy week.

1 May 2018

How Healthwatch can support the general public with information, support and advice.

Finding the right help and support for a health, social care or wellbeing issue can sometimes be challenging. Here's how we can help ...

10 April 2018

Healthwatch Voluntary Board Member Summer 2018 Recruitment Drive

If you have a strong interest in health and social care and would like to influence service development across health and social services by representing the views of patients, service users and carers. Then we would like to hear from you.

22 March 2018

Share your views on Talking Therapy (IAPT) Services

Mental Health Together are trying to find out about the barriers that stop people accessing IAPT services.  Potentially anyone with low-level mental health issues can access IAPT.

21 February 2018

Healthwatch Derbyshire statement on the decision to remove access to gluten-free food on prescription

Our take on the decision to withdraw gluten-free prescriptions available to Derbyshire residents.

16 February 2018

Changes to gluten-free products on prescription

Decision to remove gluten-free food on prescription by Derbyshire CCGs.

9 February 2018

CAMHS Consultation

The Government have published a green paper laying out their plans for Children’s Mental Health Services. They are asking for your views – if you have something to say please use this as your opportunity to speak up.

26 January 2018

Joined Up Action Needed To Ease Winter Pressures

Healthwatch Derbyshire CEO calls for a holistic approach to health and social care to avoid a reoccurrence of winter pressure related issues in future years.

12 January 2018

STOP! I have a learning disability

We teamed up with the county's Good Health Group to better support individuals with learning disabilities.

5 January 2018

Action Taken to Improve Care for Patients with Substance Misuse Needs

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT (DHFT) have teamed up with Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS FT (CHFT) to improve services for patients with a substance misuse need following a report issued by Healthwatch Derbyshire.

1 January 2018

Healthwatch Derbyshire reveals local people’s health priorities for 2018 and urges them to share their stories

Karen Ritchie, Chief Executive of independent consumer champion Healthwatch Derbyshire, reveals local people’s health and social care priorities for 2018 and urges them to share their stories as part of the national #SpeakUp initiative in a bid to improve services for all.

28 December 2017

Dementia Carers

The message that is coming over loud and clear so far is that, although there are many organisations across the county that can help carers, it appears that the quality of services and support from both the statutory and voluntary sectors can be patchy.

1 October 2017

Better Integration Needed of Frontline Services

John Simmons, a director at independent health and social care watchdog Healthwatch Derbyshire, questions whether the political commitment to better integrate health and social services is translating into improving frontline services for people in the county. Much has been said over the past few years about the need to better integrate health and adult care […]

18 September 2017

Lessons To Be Learnt On Public Information About Future Healthcare

One of the main aims of the NHS over the next few years is to re-focus the support it offers for people suffering ill-health. Care and treatment will be increasingly provided in people’s own homes and in their own communities rather than in hospital or long-term residential care.  This transition has been the subject of […]

30 July 2017

Get involved and help shape the future of health and care in Derbyshire.

30/07/2017 Update via Karen Ritchie, Chief Executive of Healthwatch Derbyshire – the county’s independent health and social care watchdog. Over the next few weeks and months we will be getting out and about to encourage people to join in a conversation on the proposed ideas set out for the future of Derbyshire’s health and care. […]

21 July 2017

Engagement Service Gives Local People Greater Say In Mental Health Services

Healthwatch Derbyshire, the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Derbyshire, has been appointed to ensure that people who use mental health services and their carers are given a greater voice in how health and social care services are run, and changed.

29 June 2017

Have Your Say On Dementia Care And Support

As the number of people living with dementia grows, the impact it has on those living with the progressive disorder and on their friends and family, has become an increasingly common talking point. Furthermore how the health and social care system plans to deal with the effects of this rise, both in terms of cost […]

5 June 2017

Volunteers Appeal

We're appealing for more local people to get involved in our activities across the county.

23 May 2017

Mental Health Service Receiver and Carer Engagement Service

Healthwatch Derbyshire (HWD) has secured the contract to run the service, and this will take effect from 1st July, 2017.

23 May 2017

Final Enter & View Tri-annual Summary Report

Healthwatch Derbyshire has carried out the final stage in its programme of unannounced visits to all Derbyshire County Council-run care homes.

4 May 2017

Postponement of Derbyshire STP Events

Update via Southern Derbyshire CCG It is unfortunate that the first of a series of events planned for May and June has had to be cancelled following the announcement of the forthcoming general election 8 June. In the days following the announcement NHS England issued Cabinet Office guidance, clearly outlining what was expected and permitted […]

1 March 2017

Ensuring That Health and Social Care Information is Fit For Purpose

We are currently finding out from local people with sensory impairments such as hearing and/or sight difficulties, whether the information available from health and social care services in the county are fit for purpose.

© Healthwatch Derbyshire 2018

WordPress website built by Jason King