A recent event hosted by Healthwatch City of London and City of London Corporation highlighted volunteering as part of the City’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy. Up until fairly recently, I had a vague idea that volunteering involved charity shops or standing outside somewhere, whatever the weather, clutching a collecting tin – not really my sort of thing. Not …
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Healthwatch England is undertaking a special inquiry into the care that people receive following discharge from hospitals, care homes and mental health units. This is an area of major distress and concern to a lot of patients and their relatives and as you are aware – the government is putting greater emphasis on people being …
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Are you fed up with having to fill out a form every time you attend hospital or are an in-patient?  Well you are going to have to get used to it as it is going to get worse! I am sure everyone is aware of the Family & Friends form which the hospitals are asking …
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The London Assembly will soon be looking into health inequalities in London. What kinds of health inequalities that affect older people in London do you know about? Could be either in NHS care or in adult social care. Inequalities between people in different areas? Inequalities in treatment between older and younger people? It would be …
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Have you joined your local Healthwatch yet? It is so important that you do to ensure your voice is heard in the provision of your local health and social services. Healthwatch has taken over from LINKs – there is a Healthwatch in every Borough  and every member of the community will now have an opportunity to …
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