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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: […]

Insight & Signposting Coordinator Required

Healthwatch Hillingdon is seeking an Insight and Signposting Co-ordinator (Wednesday-Friday). The post is initially a fixed term contract until March 31st 2020, with the possibility of an extension, depending on funding. The salary is £13,650 per annum (£22,750 pro-rata). The hours of work are 21 hours per week (0.6) Healthwatch Hillingdon is the independent consumer […]

Healthwatch Hillingdon Publishes NHS Long Term Plan Report

Healthwatch Hillingdon has published it’s local report on the NHS Long Term plan, as a result of the #WhatWouldYouDo campaign launched by Healthwatch England. With every Healthwatch around the country working with their STP’s and local CCG’s around the long term plan and it’s key priorities, feedback from the public has been sought to understand […]

Healthwatch Hillingdon shortlisted for national award

News – August 2019 Healthwatch Hillingdon has been nominated for an award for its work in giving people the advice and information they need. The nomination – part of the Healthwatch network Awards 2019 – comes as a result of Healthwatch Hillingdon’s report on the ‘patient experience’ of the decommissioning of lower back pain procedures in […]

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 […]