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‘Without your help, I am not sure if my daughter would be here today’

Over the last 3 years Healthwatch Hillingdon have been working to highlight the need to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing services for children and young adults in Hillingdon. One of the outcomes of this work was to play our part in the commissioning of the new Community eating disorder service in North West London. […]

CQC revisits CNWL and revises mental health rating upwards

CQC revisits CNWL and revises mental health rating upwards The CQC has uprated CNWL’s 20 mental health wards for working age adults (361 beds at six hospital sites in North West London and Milton Keynes) to ‘good’. You can read the full report here: http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAF8013.pdf The Trust was initially inspected in February 2015; there have […]

SKIN CENTRE CONSULTATION

 Press Release: 161219 TM  20 December 2016  Views sought on Mount Vernon skin centre proposal The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is planning to create a new purpose-built skin centre at Mount Vernon Hospital and is inviting residents and patients to tell it what they think. The new centre will provide a specialist hub for […]

Consultation on the future of Hillingdon’s Children’s Centre programme

Hillingdon Council is proposing changes to its current children’s centre programme from April 2017. Children’s centres provide a variety of valuable support to families in Hillingdon; including child health clinics, parenting classes, adult learning classes, information, advice and guidance, specialised family support, breastfeeding advice, and stay and play sessions. We’ve undertaken a review of the […]

CQC launches consultation on its next phase of regulation

20 December 2016 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is inviting people to give their views on its plans to deliver a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation across health and adult social care in England. Having carried out a comprehensive inspection of every NHS trust in England at least once, CQC has a […]

GPs and urgent care services open over winter

If you need medical care or advice over Christmas the NHS is on hand to help. Dr Ian Goodman, Chair of Hillingdon CCG and a local GP says: “With the cold weather it is important to look after yourself and stay well. Your local NHS is here to help, providing you with the right care […]

Scale of suicide unacceptable, say MPs

The number of people taking their own lives in England is unacceptably high, says a report by the Health Select Committee. The group of MPs is putting pressure on the government ahead of its new plan for preventing suicides, which is expected in the New Year. The number of deaths by suicide was 4,820 in […]

Delegated commissioning of primary care services

Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group are seeking your views, as they consider taking full responsibility for deciding which services are provided in your GP Surgery and how much should be paid for them. In an open letter, Dr Ian Goodman, Chair, Hillingdon CCG, said “Hillingdon GPs are currently considering a proposal to give all commissioning decisions […]

Councils angry at government’s social care offer

Image copyright Getty Images Councils say it is “hugely disappointing” that the government has not given them extra money to tackle shortfalls in social care funding. Ministers will let local authorities bring forward council tax rises, and money cut from a housing scheme will be spent on social care instead. The government said it would […]

Report on patient deaths makes ‘devastating reading’ :: Healthwatch

13/12/16 Healthwatch England Chair responds to national review of NHS investigations into patient deaths. A national review by the Care Quality Commission published today has found that the NHS is missing opportunities to learn from patient deaths and that too many families are not being included or listened to when an investigation happens. The report […]