Hillingdon Hospital adopt Red2Green

Healthwatch Hillingdon are really pleased to see the Red2Green process being fully implemented at The Hillingdon Hospital’s NHS FT. This initiative will not only aid patient flow but will unify the discharge process across the Trust, which was one of the recommendations we have made in our report  Safely Home to the Right Care   which looks at the experiences of the over 65’s […]

CNWL launches ‘Stop the Pressure’ campaign

19 July 2017 CNWL has successfully launched a new campaign, ‘Stop the Pressure’, to prevent pressure ulcers for people living in care homes. The campaign was founded by Luxmi Mohamud, our Clinical Service Lead Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist who is based at Hesa Complex Wound Clinic. A pressure ulcer is an injury resulting from excessive […]

CQC warns mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’

Some services responding positively to unprecedented challenges but others must move away from out-dated care that leaves people ‘helpless and powerless’ The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes the findings of its comprehensive inspection programme of all specialist mental health services, giving the most complete picture ever of the quality of mental health provision for […]

Too many care homes fail to get the basics right

Imelda Redmond, Chief Operating Officer, Healthwatch England for The Guardian Social Care Network Headlines saying that one in three care homes has failed official inspections made tough reading for the social care sector, not to mention those with loved ones receiving care. And while the main message from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) about the […]

NHS ‘rationing leaves patients in pain’

By Nick Triggle BBC Health correspondent 05/07/2017 – from the section Health Vital NHS operations and treatments are being increasingly rationed in England, leaving patients in pain, doctors say. The treatments affected include hip and knee replacements and cataract surgery to help restore sight as well as drugs for conditions such as arthritis. Such care […]

Healthwatch Hillingdon publish Annual Report 2016-17.

Healthwatch Hillingdon are pleased to publish our Annual Report 2016-17. The report outlines a year where we have continued to shine a spotlight upon people’s real lived experiences of local care. It highlights changes that are being made to services by our comprehensive focus on hospital discharge, maternity services and fertility treatment; and demonstrates how […]

Give us your views about changes to GP services at the HESA Centre

The Orchard Medical Practice and Hayes Town Medical Centre are due to combine into a single GP practice that serves both sets of patients. Local GPs and NHS England decided to do this after consulting with the public, local voluntary organisations, government workers and healthcare staff. It follows a review of the contracts for these […]

Statement on the NHS North West London CCG Collaborative’s “Choosing Wisely” changes to GP prescribing

Healthwatch Hillingdon’s statement on the NHS North West London CCG Collaborative’s “Choosing Wisely” changes to GP prescribing (16/06/2017): “Healthwatch Hillingdon has been extensively consulted on the NHS North West London (NWL) CCG Collaborative’s proposed changes to GP prescribing. We acknowledge and welcome that significant progress has been made by the NHS with regards to this […]

Report on Maternity Care in Hillingdon

Healthwatch Hillingdon have been listening to women who have used Hillingdon’s maternity services, to see if the closure of Ealing Hospital Maternity Unit has had any effect on the quality of care that they and their families receive. We are publishing the findings of our engagement programme, in our new report ‘Expecting the Perfect Start’. […]

NHS England update on the Next Steps On The NHS Five Year Forward View

NEWS RELEASE NEXT STEPS ON THE FIVE YEAR FORWARD VIEW: NHS SETS OUT ACTION TO DELIVER NHS CARE FIT FOR THE FUTURE As the NHS approaches its 70th anniversary the health service has today published the plan setting out how it will deliver practical improvements in areas prized by patients and the public – cancer, […]