27 May 2016

Spring 2016 Healthwatch Derbyshire Newsletter

Heathwatch produces a hard copy newsletter to keep people up to date with our work.

17 May 2016

Independent Visits Lined Up For County Council Care Homes

Healthwatch Derbyshire will be carrying out unannounced visits to all Derbyshire County Council-run care homes over the next 12 months.

17 May 2016

12 May 2016

How can we improve support for carers? (Department of Health Consultation)

Take part in a national consultation to help develop a new strategy where more can be done for carers.

10 May 2016

Apply to become an Enter and View Authorised Representative

Healthwatch Derbyshire (HWD) has a number of vacancies for volunteer Enter and View Authorised Representatives.

27 April 2016

Patient Watchdog Calls For Further Improvements

Report investigates how accessible Derbyshire healthcare services are to people with a learning disability.

14 April 2016

Healthwatch Derbyshire calls on health and social care sector to help young carers

Find out what we have been doing to understand more about young carers’ experiences and raise awareness of the problems they face.

5 April 2016

Derbyshire’s New Domestic Abuse Support Line

If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic abuse contact our specialist services for free and confidential advice and support.

16 February 2016

Healthwatch Derbyshire Newsletter Winter 2015-16

Our latest newsletter gives a brief summary of what we’ve been up to. Healthwatch Derbyshire publishes quarterly newsletters which show how your voice is being used to make a difference to health and social care in Derbyshire. Each issue of our newsletter includes information about current campaigns related to health and social care, updates about the work of all […]

10 February 2016

Dementia Support Services Event

Do you have experience of Dementia? Do you feel passionate about the kind of Dementia Support Services and options people should have?

5 February 2016

Your views sought on Derbyshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board

Durham University is leading a piece of research to evaluate the leadership role of Health and Wellbeing Boards as drivers of health improvement and integrated care across England.

5 February 2016

FLO – the easy way to manage your health

Flo is a simple telehealth text messaging service that helps you take a more active role in your health care and gives you the freedom to get on with your life

18 January 2016

Service Evaluation

As Healthwatch Derbyshire approaches it's third birthday we have developed a short questionnaire to capture the views of the public and community groups about our service.

16 January 2016

Difficulty Getting an NHS Dental Appointment

Healthwatch Derbyshire is aware of the difficultly patients are facing when trying to find a dental surgery in the County that is taking on NHS patients.

9 December 2015

Health leaders open the floor for questions about NHS services in Belper

NHS leaders will be ready to answer questions about local health services in the Belper area on Thursday 17 December 2015 at Belper Town Football Club, Christchurch Meadow, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1BA.

3 December 2015

New system launched to protect Derbyshire Children

A new service has been launched to protect children throughout Derbyshire.

13 November 2015

The Five Year Forward View

Three areas where fundamental change is necessary to sustain the NHS

11 November 2015

Children and Young People – Your Shout! (and a chance to win a £50 High Street voucher)

At Healthwatch Derbyshire (HWD), our job is to hear what children, young people and adults have to say about health and social care services, for example hospitals, dentists, doctors, day care etc.

3 November 2015

Healthwatch Derbyshire E-bulletin Issue 17

A monthly round up of the latest Healthwatch Derbyshire news.

30 October 2015

Healthwatch Derbyshire Mental Health & 2014/15 AGM Event Minutes

Minutes from our 2014/15 Annual General Meeting & Mental Health Event

29 October 2015

Young Carers Partenrship Event

A young carers summit jointly facilitated with Derbyshire Community Health Services. The event focuses on partnerships between agencies and action being taken to improve support for young carers.

23 October 2015

Derbyshire Pharmacists Offering NHS Flu Protection

Pharmacists across Derbyshire are welcoming the opportunity to deliver free flu jabs, as part of a new NHS initiative.

20 October 2015

Derbyshire Healthwatch warns of variations in treatment

Derbyshire Healthwatch say variations in care are worrying after the revelations that most of Britain’s hospitals are failing to meet good standards.

15 October 2015

CQC Inspection of EMAS

A Care Quality Commission inspection of East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust begins on 16 November.

6 October 2015

Service Redesign

Your health and social care services are changing significantly over the next 5 years. Change is needed but exactly where and how is up for discussion.

22 September 2015

Public Question Time-style event on Mental Health in Derbyshire

A mental health themed event being held by Healthwatch Derbyshire gives members of the public the opportunity to question the bosses of Derbyshire mental health services.

22 September 2015

‘Weekend effect’ blamed for additional 11,000 deaths in hospitals each year

A study into hospital mortality rates found there were more deaths in hospitals during the weekend.

2 September 2015

20,000 give views on mental health service change priorities

Patients, carers, the public and health professionals have their say on Mental Health services in national survey.

12 August 2015

Volunteer Strategy

The purpose of the strategy is to provide overall guidance and direction to staff and volunteers engaged in volunteer involvement and to outline how Heathwatch Derbyshire will recruit, support, develop and retain our volunteers.

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