CNWL – Patient Reference Group

Central North West London NHS FT would like to invite service users / patient reps / Healthwatch members with an interest in and knowledge of CNWL NHS Foundation Trust to join the new CNWL Patient Reference Group. The meeting will take place on 20th December, 12-2pm in Pasteur meeting room at CNWL , Stephenson House, 75 […]

‘No solid evidence’ for IVF add-on success

Nearly all costly add-on treatments offered by UK fertility clinics to increase the chance of a birth through IVF are not supported by high-quality evidence proving that they work, a study has revealed. The findings are the result of research commissioned by BBC Panorama and conducted by Oxford University’s Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, world experts […]

CQC monthly update for local Healthwatch

Read our latest bulletin   The independent regulator of health and social care in England Update Our monthly update for local Healthwatch November 2016 Faster improvements needed in how people are cared for when detained under the Mental Health Act, warns CQC CQC has found that there is a lot of good practice in how […]

Every Voice Matters – Healthwatch England Annual Report 2015-16

Healthwatch England 18/10/16 Over half a million people engaged with the Healthwatch network during the last year to seek advice about health and social care services, and share their experiences of using them. Published today, Every Voice Matters – our Annual Report to Parliament 2015-16, outlines how together we are putting people at the heart […]

CQC state of care

We call for greater involvement of people in decisions about their care 13/10/16 In response to the Care Quality Commission’s State of Care report, our Interim Chair, Jane Mordue, calls for the health and social care sector to meaningfully involve the public in decisions about health and social care. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today […]

Children’s mental health needs action

Children’s Commissioner 12.10.2016 Repots recently continue to detail the scale of mental health problems children today experience, spelling out the need for better help. It was reported that latest figures show almost a quarter of a million children and young people are receiving help from NHS mental health services, according to data from 60% of […]

Plans launched for seven day hospital pharmacy services

NHS England 5 September 2016 – 09:15 NHS England will deliver its first report on enhancing the quality of care and improving access to seven day pharmacy services for patients in hospital at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Annual Conference today, Monday 5 September 2016. “Transformation of Seven Day Clinical Pharmacy Services in Acute Hospitals” sets […]

‘Patients at risk’ from length of GP consultations

Patients are being put at risk by GPs being forced to carry out complex consultations in 10 minutes or under, the British Medical Association says. The doctors’ union said patient care was undermined when GPs were forced to see as many as 60 patients a day. It called for more funding to allow GPs to […]

Seven day NHS pledge faces ‘staff shortages’

A confidential review of government plans for a seven-day NHS in England has identified 13 risks, according to the Guardian and Channel 4 News. These include concerns over a shortage of doctors and other health staff. The leaked risk register was drawn up by the Department of Health, and sets out a series of possible […]