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Worcester News Article – 18th May

The two weeks since my last column have been a busy time for Healthwatch Worcestershire with attendance at several meetings, such as the Sustainability & Transformation Partnership Board and the West Midlands Cancer Alliance, both of which are very important in the planning of our future health and care services in Worcestershire, and those meetings…

Worcester News Article – 4th May

Last week I helped the Patient Participation Group in my local GP practice arrange a seminar entitled ‘Droitwich and Diabetes’. It was an informative meeting given by three Health professionals who explained how to take better control of the disease and help ourselves minimise the complications that arise. We have an estimated 3.7 million people…

Worcester News Article – 18th April

On 13 April I chaired the public Board meeting of Healthwatch Worcestershire in Pershore. Healthwatch is exploring how vulnerable homeless people in the county are safeguarded and how any ‘care and support needs’ they have are met. The County Council funds Caring for Communities and People, a charity, to provide outreach services for the homeless…

Woodrow Medical Centre, Redditch

Woodrow Medical Centre, Redditch – Patient Information Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group have prepared some frequently asked questions and answers around the changes happening to Woodrow Medical Centre. They have also issued the following information for patients: “Following urgent action by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the current providers of primary care at Woodrow Medical…