7 July 2022

Healthwatch Derbyshire Annual Report 2021/2022

Our annual report from the last year has now been published. The report highlights the work we have been doing throughout the year championing what matters to local people in Derbyshire. It shows how we have been listening to your stories and experiences and the importance of making sure you are included in your care. […]

15 June 2022

Tell us how changes at your GP surgery have impacted you!

The way we access our GP Practices has changed over the past few years, with these changes potentially being permanent. You may have found that access to care has moved to a triage system and online services with a mixture of video, telephone and face-to-face appointments. We would like to hear from patients, carers, and […]

7 June 2022

Annual Volunteer Report 2021/2022

Healthwatch Derbyshire is celebrating the difference volunteers make this Volunteers Week, 1 – 7 June 2022. The past couple of years have been more difficult than usual for most, but our volunteers here at Healthwatch Derbyshire have more than risen to the challenge! Over the last year, 53 volunteers have offered their time and skills. […]

20 May 2022

Have Your Say on How Local Information is Provided in the High Peak

Do you live or have relatives that live in the High Peak? During the pandemic, many communities pulled together to help those disconnected or needing a help in hand. However, the pandemic highlighted that not everyone may have had the technical knowledge or equipment to communicate as often as others. Many found local news and […]

29 April 2022

Finding it hard to get a dentist appointment?

Finding it hard to get a dentist appointment? Dental practices are recovering from backlogs due to strict hygiene measures to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19 to patients and staff. The situation is improving but we are hearing that Derbyshire residents without a regular dentist are still finding it difficult to get an appointment. Read […]

17 March 2022

Healthwatch Derbyshire Volunteer Annual Report 2021/2022

Our 2020/2021 Volunteer Annual report has just been published. It outlines the findings from our volunteer survey, highlighting the experiences of volunteering at Healthwatch Derbyshire and any recommendations for our volunteer programme.

23 February 2022

Your Care Your Way – Join Healthwatch’s new campaign

Clear, understandable information is important to help you make the right health and care decisions. Join our campaign and have your say on what needs to change.

15 February 2022

Emotional Health Matters

Healthwatch Derbyshire would like to hear your views on how well your emotional wellbeing has been addressed, during recent conversations you have had with health care professionals to discuss your health.

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.

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.

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