11 April 2019

Job Vacancy – MHT Involvement Officer

Healthwatch Derbyshire is recruiting an Involvement Officer to work on the mental Health Together project.

11 April 2019

Job Vacancy – HWD Engagement Officer

Healthwatch Derbyshire is recruiting an Engagement Officer to cover the South of Derbyshire.

1 April 2019

New website to support Derbyshire families through pregnancy and the early years.

A new website has been launched to support Derbyshire families through pregnancy and the early years

28 March 2019

How we can help improve services for carers in Derbyshire

By Helen Henderson-Spoors, Chief Executive of Healthwatch Derbyshire, the county’s independent health and social care watchdog.

22 March 2019

Examining patient experiences of cataract service and treatment in Derbyshire

Derbyshire resident's experience of cataract services.

4 March 2019

Healthwatch Derbyshire Appoints CEO

Helen Henderson-Spoors becomes Healthwatch Derbyshire CEO

27 February 2019

Calls For Better Mental Health Information at Erewash GP Surgeries

A report compiling feedback from people in Erewash around their experiences of accessing information on mental health services is recommending GP Surgeries do more to support people seeking out mental health information.

1 February 2019

Royal Derby Hospital Mystery Shop

Key improvements have been made at Royal Derby Hospital following a ‘mystery shopping’ programme by volunteers from Healthwatch Derbyshire

18 January 2019

Farewell Message from CEO Karen Ritchie

Farewell message from Karen Ritchie Healthwatch Derbyshire CEO.

14 January 2019

Board Member Recruitment

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.

11 January 2019

Oral Hygiene Issues in Care Homes Highlighted

Healthwatch Derbyshire visited a number of care homes across Derbyshire to speak with residents/clients and staff around the topic of oral hygiene in a care home setting.

9 January 2019

New Long Term Plan is “just the start”

NHS plan comes after the Government announced the NHS budget would be increased by £20bn a year by 2023.

19 December 2018

What do you want the NHS to look like at 100?

Healthwatch England are holding a national conversation about what you want to see when the NHS turns 80, 90 & 100.

12 December 2018

Mental Health Together Newsletter

Welcome to the second edition of our newsletter. In this edition we will update you on the work our Experts by Experience have been doing, the big changes at Mental Health Together and our plans for the future.

19 November 2018

Mental Health Together Service to Continue

Mental Health Together has secured funding through to March 2020.

16 November 2018

Joined Up Care Derbyshire: Jean’s Story

A patient case study based on community support beds in Tibshelf.

14 November 2018

Public confident in today’s NHS but pessimistic about the future, finds Healthwatch England

Results published as part of Healthwatch England’s ongoing #nhs100 conversation about what people want from NHS and social care services in the future. 

31 October 2018

GP surgery acts on patient feedback to implement new prescription drop-off system

A patient from Long Eaton got in touch with Healthwatch to suggest an improvement to the prescription drop-off process at their GP surgery.

1 October 2018

Healthwatch Derbyshire calls for clarity on a further round of engagement regarding cuts to voluntary sector

Healthwatch Derbyshire welcomes the decision to defer cuts to discretionary grants for voluntary sector organisations until next year, following a Governing Body meeting that took place on 28th September 2018. 

26 September 2018

Would you rather be treated by a fallible human or a compassionless robot? Healthwatch explores people’s views on the NHS at 80 and beyond.

Look beyond the well-documented challenges of the here and now, and help us set some clear goals for the NHS and social care sector to aim for.

14 September 2018

Healthwatch Derbyshire awaits decision on cuts to the voluntary sector

Healthwatch Derbyshire awaits the final decision regarding cuts to the voluntary sector.

13 September 2018

Council leader urges health chief to think again

The leader of Derbyshire County Council has called on a Derbyshire health chief to reconsider NHS plans to cut funding to local voluntary sector organisations.

13 September 2018

Healthwatch Derbyshire Shortlisted For National Award

Healthwatch Derbyshire is one of 28 shortlisted for the annual awards which attracted a record 170 entries this year.

31 August 2018

Maternity and Mental Health

Local communities across England have told Healthwatch's that they want to see mental health prioritised. Healthwatch England's new programme of work is a direct response to that.

30 August 2018

Public Urged To Feed into Parliamentary Questions on Derbyshire Service Cuts

Healthwatch Derbyshire is urging local people to contribute to a parliamentary session about the proposed cuts to health services across Derbyshire.

24 August 2018

Improvements made to the Breast Clinic Unit at Queen’s Hospital in Burton

Healthwatch Derbyshire Engagement Officers visited the Breast Clinic Unit at Queens Hospital Burton to find out what patients thought of the service.

23 August 2018

Council Improves Care Homes thanks to Volunteers Visits

Derbyshire County Council commissioned Healthwatch Derbyshire to visit all of the Care Homes that the council managed and to report back on what it found. 

23 August 2018

Health providers pledge to improve services available to Derbyshire’s LGBT+ community

Action has been taken in response to Healthwatch Derbyshire's LGBT+ report findings.

20 August 2018

Health Scrutiny Concerns re: Financial Recovery Plan

Derbyshire County Council's Health Scrutiny Committee have expressed serious reservations about the impact of the Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group's Financial Recovery Plan proposals.

17 August 2018

Pressure Continues For Public Views On Service Cuts

Healthwatch Derbyshire fears that calls for meaningful public engagement ahead of cuts have gone unheeded.

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