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.

30 July 2015

NHS services must tell people how to contact their local Healthwatch

A new rule means healthcare services now have to provide information about Healthwatch.

2 July 2015

Healthwatch volunteer wins ‘Dad of the Year’ award

George Harvey, who volunteers for Healthwatch as an Authorised Enter and View Representative, has won the Derby Telegraph 'Dad of the Year' award.

11 June 2015

Review of arrangements for patient discharge from hospitals

Health Scrutiny Committee set up working group to review hospital discharge process following Healthwatch Derbyshire report.

19 May 2015

HW Derbyshire Workstream Area: Learning Disabilities – Access to Services

Healthwatch Derbyshire is carrying out a piece of work aimed at engaging with people with a learning disability to explore their experiences of accessing health services such as GPs, dentists or hospitals.

8 May 2015

Whitworth Hospital Open Day (20 June 2015)

Whitworth Hospital in Darley Dale is opening its doors to the public to show off the newly improved facilities that the local community hospital now provides after its £2.4 million modernisation.

8 May 2015

Mental Health 5 Year Forward View

NHS England has announced a new Mental Health Taskforce which will develop a five year national strategy for mental health, covering all ages. It is crucial that the strategy is informed by a wide range of lived experience and professional expertise, and we'd like your help.

5 May 2015

HW Derbyshire Workstream Area: Physical Disabilities – Access to Services

Healthwatch Derbyshire, a patient watchdog for health and social care services, is carrying out a piece of work aimed at engaging with people with a physical disability around their experiences of accessing health services such as GPs, dentists or hospitals.

15 April 2015

Children & Young People in Derbyshire have their say about health & social care services

This report has been written to highlight what Children and Young People in particular have had to say to Healthwatch Derbyshire about Health and Social Care services over the past 8 months.

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