23 December 2021

Dental Access Report

How easy it is to find an NHS dentist in Derbyshire? The impact of Covid-19 on dentistry has been severe.  Dental practices are working hard to recover but patients not already on their lists are the worst hit.  Healthwatch Derbyshire has listened to your feedback, we’ve researched the NHS website to understand how easy it […]

2 December 2021

Annual Health Checks

We asked our volunteers who had been for an annual health check whether they found it helpful and what happened when they went.

2 December 2021

Healthwatch Derbyshire new board members announcement

We are delighted to announce the appointment of 5 new members to the Healthwatch Derbyshire Board of Directors.

5 November 2021

Ask your pharmacist week!

It’s national Ask Your Pharmacist Week (1-8 November).

29 October 2021

Engagement & Involvement Manager job opportunity

We are currently recruiting for an Engagement & Involvement Manager to join Healthwatch Derbyshire.

29 October 2021

Vaccine hesitancy – you said, we did

This report highlights a number of the main themes identified and what happened as a result of people sharing their views about the vaccine with us.

13 October 2021

World Sight Day

World Sight Day aims to bring global attention to vision impairment and blindness.

28 September 2021

NHS waiting times survey

Are you waiting for NHS treatment? Share your views with us.

7 September 2021

Job opportunities with Mental Health Together

We currently have 2 great opportunities for you to be involved in the work of Mental Health Together

6 September 2021

Third dose COVID-19 vaccination for people who are severely immunosuppressed

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that people aged 12 and over with severely weakened immune systems should have a third vaccine dose.

12 August 2021

Director opportunity

Here at Healthwatch Derbyshire we currently have opportunities for volunteers to join our current board of directors/trustees.

20 July 2021

Cancer insight

Experiences of cancer diagnosis and/or treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

8 July 2021

Vaccine hesitancy report

Healthwatch Derbyshire gathered information to understand what concerns and worries people had around taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

6 July 2021

Healthwatch Derbyshire Annual Report 2020/2021

Our 2020/2021 Annual report has just been published. It outlines what we have been up to over the past year and how we have responded to the pandemic.

26 May 2021

Twin crisis of access and affordability calls for radical rethink of NHS dentistry

Healthwatch England warns dental crisis shows no signs of slowing, with four in five people, 80%, struggling to access timely care during the last lockdown

22 March 2021

Updated Shielding advice

From 1st April 2021, people who are clinically extremely vulnerable will no longer be advised to shield.

1 March 2021

GP Access Cards

Patient health and social care watchdog care Healthwatch Derbyshire is taking a lead role in ensuring that people across the county are registered with a local GP and do not miss their chance to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

28 January 2021

Think you need to go to A&E? Call NHS 111 first

The NHS is providing a new and more convenient way for you to access urgent care from the 1 December. Find out what this means for you and your loved ones.

25 January 2021

Derbyshire Covid-19 Vaccine Information and Updates

Derbyshire’s hospitals and GP practices have begun vaccinating priority patients and staff against COVID-19. Priority is based on age and existing health risks.

17 December 2020

Care Home Report: Sharing good practice and suggestions

Healthwatch Derbyshire gathered information to try to understand how the Covid 19 pandemic has affected the mental and physical wellbeing of care home residents (and their relatives) and what measures have been introduced to combat these problems.

5 November 2020

Experiences of Breastfeeding Support during COVID-19

Feedback collated as part of this campaign has been categorised into five key areas, Support Provided in Hospital, Virtual Support, Community Support, Weighing and Mental Health.

30 October 2020

Pressure is building on our services, says Derbyshire NHS

Health bosses in Derbyshire are alerting patients to growing pressures on NHS services, as the multiple impacts of the pandemic, winter pressures and continued service restoration converge.

28 October 2020

Experiences of Virtual Appointments during Covid-19

The ‘Experiences of Virtual Appointments During Covid-19’ report sets out the Healthwatch Derbyshire’s key findings regarding the experiences of Derbyshire County and City residents of remote appointments since the start of the pandemic.

13 October 2020

End of Life Care – Your Experience as a patient/carer/family member

Derby and Derbyshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group want to identify what is important to dying people and their families/carers.

24 September 2020

How to look after yourself whilst working from home

We have put together some tips on how to look after yourself whilst working from home.

18 September 2020

COVID-19 Testing Information

Supply for COVID-19 tests is not currently meeting demand, these are things you can do to help.

20 July 2020

Have you left hospital during COVID-19? Tell us your experience

To respond to coronavirus, hospitals in Derbyshire had to quickly change. Tell us how this has affected the care you or your loved one has received.

9 July 2020

Alliance of local and national care organisations calls on East Midlands residents to give feedback to shape future care

Healthwatch and the CQC have teamed up to with other health and care partners to launch “Because We All Care”, calling on all people who access services to help shape future health and social care.

30 April 2020

New Urgent Dental Care Services for the East Midlands

People in need of the most urgent dental care can now access one of the 30 new urgent dental centres which are open in the East Midlands.

28 April 2020

Online hub launched to share Derbyshire’s NHS COVID-19 info

Derbyshire residents can get the latest NHS Covid-19 information while staying safe at home with the launch of a new online hub.

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