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ONLINE HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Healthwatch Hillingdon learnt from some of our residents that certain restricted, prescribed medicines were being supplied by some online UK-based suppliers to patients without adequate checks and appropriate safeguards being in place. Therefore, in July 2016,  Healthwatch Hillingdon raised our concerns around online suppliers by writing to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) […]

CQC reveals comprehensive picture of the quality of hospital care in England

CQC Published 2 March 2017 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes a report on the findings from its first round of acute and specialist hospital trust inspections. The report shows variation in the quality of hospital services – but also highlights those hospital trusts that have been able to make practical changes to the way […]

Health and Social Care Watchdog calls for better communication and closer working to improve hospital discharge for older people in Hillingdon

Healthwatch Hillingdon, have published a new report – Safely ‘Home’ to the Right Care – outlining the personal experiences of older people who have recently been discharged from Hillingdon Hospital. Over a period of 3 months, Healthwatch spoke to over 170 patients and their families. Following their journey from hospital, back into the community, to […]

‘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 […]