6 June 2019

Domiciliary Care

Healthwatch volunteers will be gathering people’s experiences of home care services in Derbyshire to make sure people are receiving a good quality of care and support.

6 June 2019

Ex-offender Engagement

Over the coming months, we will be engaging with ex-offenders to explore their use of health services.

13 December 2018

Carers Engagement

Healthwatch Derbyshire is talking to adult carers to help the Local Authority identify how services can be improved.

15 November 2018

Orthotics at Royal Derby

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

Public confident in today’s NHS but pessimistic about the future, finds Healthwatch England

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

Oral Hygiene in Care Homes

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

Creative Engagement Project with Children and Young People

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

Maternity and Mental Health

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

Carers Engagement

We want to hear your thoughts and experiences of health social care services.

1 January 2018

Renal Users of Non-emergency Patient Transport

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

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.

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. […]

29 June 2017

Have Your Say On Dementia Care And Support

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

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

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

Ensuring That Health and Social Care Information is Fit For Purpose

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

Accessible Information Standard

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

Parent’s Engagement

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

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans (LGBT+)

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

Healthwatch Derbyshire Young Carers Celebration Event (Including Annual General Meeting)

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

Reaching Mental Health Crisis Point

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

GP Online Services Survey

Did you know all GP Surgeries should offer on-line services to patients?

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.

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