24 August 2020
The project is looking into the reasons why people may not have accessed virtual appointments – this is when a doctor, nurse or carer provides support over the phone or via video rather than in person.
6 November 2019
We are looking to hear from people who are receiving, or have received, homecare services within the last 12 months.
6 June 2019
Over the coming months, we will be engaging with ex-offenders to explore their use of health services.
13 December 2018
Healthwatch Derbyshire is talking to adult carers to help the Local Authority identify how services can be improved.
15 November 2018
Orthotic services provide prescription insoles, braces, splints, callipers, footwear, spinal jackets and helmets which help people recover from or avoid injury, or live with lifelong conditions.
14 November 2018
Results published as part of Healthwatch England’s ongoing #nhs100 conversation about what people want from NHS and social care services in the future.
31 October 2018
Healthwatch Derbyshire is visiting a number of residential homes across the county to gather feedback from staff and residents on oral hygiene in care homes.
31 October 2018
Using a range of fun and interactive engagements we are working with children and young people up to the age of 19 to capture their views on healthy lifestyle choices.
31 August 2018
Local communities across England have told Healthwatch's that they want to see mental health prioritised. Healthwatch England's new programme of work is a direct response to that.
12 July 2018
We want to hear your thoughts and experiences of health social care services.
1 January 2018
We will be working with renal patients who use non-emergency patient transport to travel to hospital for treatment. This work will help organisations who provide and commission transport services to understand more about improvements that could be made to journeys to and from hospital.
28 December 2017
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.
30 July 2017
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. […]
29 June 2017
As the number of people living with dementia grows, the impact it has on those living with the progressive disorder and on their friends and family, has become an increasingly common talking point. Furthermore how the health and social care system plans to deal with the effects of this rise, both in terms of cost […]
1 June 2017
During 2015, Healthwatch Derbyshire asked children and young people about their experiences of using CAMHS services. Since then, we have been following up on the recommendations we made and the actions that organisations pledged. We have learnt about the work that has gone on in Derbyshire since that time, to try and offer the best […]
1 March 2017
We are currently finding out from local people with sensory impairments such as hearing and/or sight difficulties, whether the information available from health and social care services in the county are fit for purpose.
1 January 2017
Between January-March 2017, Healthwatch Derbyshire will be finding out more about how new Accessible Information Standards have been implemented in Derbyshire.
20 September 2016
Between Sep – Nov 2016, Healthwatch Derbyshire will be talking to parents about maternity services and services for children. This is to further explore some emerging themes we have discovered, and to inform future themed engagement activity.
1 September 2016
Between Sep – Nov 2016, Healthwatch Derbyshire will be talking to the LGBT+community about their experience of using health and social care services. This is to further explore comments received by Healthwatch about some particular challenges and difficulties.
13 June 2016
This event is being held to conclude a series of Young Carers Summit meetings which took place last year, and were jointly organised by Healthwatch Derbyshire and Derbyshire Community Health Services (DCHS). It will also incorporate the Healthwatch Derbyshire AGM.
24 May 2016
Healthwatch Derbyshire is conducting a piece of work around the experiences of people who have used health or social care services at a time of mental health crisis.
11 May 2016
Did you know all GP Surgeries should offer on-line services to patients?
16 January 2016
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.