Healthwatch Hillingdon Annual Report 2018/19 Published

Healthwatch Hillingdon has published its Annual Report for 2018/2019. Each year we produce an annual report to inform the public about what we have been doing this year, themes we have found from listening to your views, the difference we have made and our priorities for next year.  Inside you will be able to find: […]

New dental practice now open in Yiewsley providing ground floor access

West Drayton and Yiewsley Dental Practice has been newly commissioned to provide dental access for patients who otherwise could not access a ground floor NHS dental service in the local area. Dental decay rates in Hillingdon, especially children’s, are the second worst in London and there has been a high demand for NHS dental services […]

NHS Long Term Plan Focus Groups

Join our focus groups to have your say on the future of your NHS Healthwatch Hillingdon is inviting you to take part in a focus group around the NHS Long Term Plan. We’d like to hear from you about what you think your local NHS in Hillingdon should do to make services better for your […]

Report on Decommissioning of Lower Back Pain Procedures in Hillingdon

Healthwatch Hillingdon has launched a report on the ‘patient experience’ of the decommissioning of lower back pain procedures in the borough. Following approval by the eight North West London Clinical Commissioning Groups of two new policies for the management of low back pain in 2017, acupuncture and several spinal injection treatments were decommissioned. The report […]

Read our ‘mystery shopping’ report on GP registration

Healthwatch Hillingdon has published a report detailing the findings of its ‘Mystery Shopping’ exercise around registering at GP practices. This was as a result of us receiving a number of complaints in 2016 from residents who had been refused registration because they did not have photographic identification – which is contrary to the regulatory terms […]

NHS Publishes Long-Term Plan

From: The NHS has published its Long Term Plan, and says it will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer. The blueprint to make the NHS fit for the future will […]

Discover – a new health register for North West London

Imperial College Health Partners have launched a new health register for people living in North West London called Discover. The initiative is a new way for you to get involved with health research in North West London. Discover lets you hear about and participate in the latest NHS-led health research studies.  It is a register […]