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.

16 August 2018

Dementia Feedback Flyer

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

15 August 2018

Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group letter of response to Healthwatch concerns re: Financial Recovery Plan

Response letter from Derbyshire CCG and Healthwatch statement on continuing concerns.

25 July 2018

Intimate Health Needs Graphic

A short guide to your rights as an NHS patient in England with intimate Health needs.

24 July 2018

Making it easier to share your feedback – a new Single Complaints Statement for social care

Healthwatch England has worked with the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to help make it easier for the public and professionals to understand how to make and respond to social care complaints.

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 ...

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. […]

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