More than 500 people avoid A&E thanks to innovative scheme

A&E is not always the best place to be taken if you call 999, and thanks to an improved way of working, more patients are now getting the care they need in their own home – with over 500 benefitting since the scheme was introduced according to latest figures. London Ambulance Service has been working […]

North West London residents saving time with the click of a button

North West London residents using GP online services are benefiting from faster access to health services and are saving time for GPs and their practices. GP online services allow anyone registered with a GP practice in their local area to book and cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view their GP records, all without having […]

Healthwatch Hillingdon: bridging the gap

Healthwatch Hillingdon are bridging the gap between children and young people and the health and wellbeing board, building better mental health services. Children and young people Local Government Association 31 Jan 2018 The challenge Healthwatch Hillingdon’s role is to be an independent champion for people, making sure that those running services, put people at the […]

NHS pressure: 12-hour trolley waits hit 1,000 in January

Report from The BBC by Nick Triggle Health correspondent Hospital corridors are the new emergency wards, experts say, with growing numbers of patients finding themselves stuck on trolleys because there are no beds for them. The warning comes as figures for the NHS in England showed January was one of the most difficult months on record. […]

Hillingdon Learning Disability Service Consultation

In March 2016 the Business case for a new Specialist Community Health Team – Learning Disability service in Hillingdon was approved. At the time of approval it was agreed that the service would be reviewed a year on. As part of this review NHS Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group and the Hillingdon Local Authority will be […]

Sustainability and transformation in the NHS

National Audit Office Published   January 19, 2018 Full report Sustainability and transformation in the NHS Additional funding, aimed to help the NHS get on a financially sustainable footing, has instead been spent on coping with existing pressures, according to the National Audit Office’s (NAO) report, published today. The NHS received an additional £1.8 billion […]

Chair, Stephen Otter leaves Healthwatch Hillingdon

It is with great sadness that we announce that Stephen Otter has stepped down as Chair and a Board Member of Healthwatch Hillingdon. Stephen has been with Healthwatch Hillingdon from the beginning and was a founding member of the Board. When he became Chair in March 2016, he introduced a new approach to the role. […]

Need to see a GP over the festive holidays?

Press release – 11 December 2017 Need to see a GP or nurse over the festive holidays? More than two million North West London residents are benefitting from improved GP services, with extra appointments being made available over Christmas and New Year including 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January. In addition to normal opening […]