The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust NURSING RECRUITMENT DAY  SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2017 The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute and specialist services from two sites to a local population of 350,000. Our services include; accident and emergency services, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. Hillingdon is situated in North West […]

Have your say on direction set for Hillingdon’s health and social care services

Hillingdon’s joint health and wellbeing strategy 2018 to 2021 Hillingdon Council and the NHS are working together to make the best use of resources to provide high-quality health and social care for a growing population. Our strategy aims to improve people’s health and reduce health inequalities by: Preventing ill-health by developing services to keep people […]

Hospices offering more ‘Outstanding’ care than other services regulated by CQC

Friday 13 October 2017 Hospice care across England has the highest percentage of services rated ‘Outstanding’, according to a new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The State of Hospice Services in England, 2014 to 2017 published during Hospice Care Week and ahead of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day tomorrow (Saturday 14 October) […]

Sir Trevor McDonald urges Londoners to take up free flu vaccine

Sir Trevor McDonald has joined forces with the NHS in North West London to launch a major campaign encouraging those aged 65 and over and others at risk to have their flu vaccinations. The campaign comes as Britain is warned to brace itself for a “pressurised flu season” this winter, following the worst flu season […]

What it’s really like for people being discharged from hospital?

05/10/2017 Healthwatch England  Significant attention given to improving discharge processes in recent years Over 2,000 people, family and staff share their stories to help gauge progress Common failings continue to persist including problems sorting medication, transport and community care support A new briefing launched today ‘What happens when people leave hospital and other care settings?’ […]

Help improve maternity services in North West London

Last year, Healthwatch Hillingdon listened to the experiences of over 250 women who had used Hillingdon’s maternity services. We published the findings in our report Expecting the Perfect Start  in March 2017. Our report and the views of the women we spoke to has been shared with the NHS and is influencing the way in […]

CQC publishes findings from our programme of comprehensive inspections of GP practices

General Practice delivering improvement and innovation, despite facing “very real” pressures The most detailed analysis yet of the quality and safety of general medical practice in England has found that nearly 90% of general practices in England have been rated as ‘good’, making this the highest performing sector CQC regulates. With GPs facing ongoing pressures […]

Home care services: What people told Healthwatch about their experiences

24/08/17 Over the last year, the number of local Healthwatch citing improvements to home care services as a priority for their community has doubled. Our new report explains what people have told Healthwatch about their experience of home care. Across England there are more than 5,500 home care providers, collectively helping an estimated 673,000 people […]