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Sustainability and transformation in the NHS

National Audit Office Published   January 19, 2018 Full report Sustainability and transformation in the NHS Additional funding, aimed to help the NHS get on a financially sustainable footing, has instead been spent on coping with existing pressures, according to the National Audit Office’s (NAO) report, published today. The NHS received an additional £1.8 billion […]

Chair, Stephen Otter leaves Healthwatch Hillingdon

It is with great sadness that we announce that Stephen Otter has stepped down as Chair and a Board Member of Healthwatch Hillingdon. Stephen has been with Healthwatch Hillingdon from the beginning and was a founding member of the Board. When he became Chair in March 2016, he introduced a new approach to the role. […]

Need to see a GP over the festive holidays?

Press release – 11 December 2017 Need to see a GP or nurse over the festive holidays? More than two million North West London residents are benefitting from improved GP services, with extra appointments being made available over Christmas and New Year including 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January. In addition to normal opening […]

Hillingdon Christmas and New Years pharmacy opening times

Pharmacy opening times in Hillingdon are going to Change over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.   Christmas Day Boxing Day New Years Day Monday 25th Tuesday 26th Monday 1st Lawtons Pharmacy 8-9 Crescent Parade Uxbridge Road UB10 0LG 9:00 AM 9:00 PM 9:00 AM 9:00 PM 9:00 AM 9:00 PM Carters Pharmacy 41 […]

Seeking your views on accessing GP services seven days a week

The NHS is looking at how patients can be provided access to GP services 8am to 8pm, seven days per week. GP practices in Hillingdon are generally open between the core hours of 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday. In October 2017 a new service started, which now makes it possible for GP practices in […]

Help Shape the Future of Oral and Dental Health Research

James Lind Alliance Oral and Dental Health Priority Setting Partnership Oral and Dental research in the UK is world-leading. Nevertheless, it does not receive the funds it deserves, resulting in a small National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) portfolio of research, and a possible shortage of evidence to inform decision making. One solution to this […]

Healthwatch England publish report on emergency readmissions

NHS needs to do more to understand why people are returning to hospital after being discharged 26/10/17 New figures show that emergency readmissions to hospital have risen by a fifth since 2012/13. Find out more about what our new analysis of emergency readmissions data tells us. What are emergency readmissions? An emergency readmission is defined […]