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Worcester News Article – 13th July

On Thursday 30 June for the first time since Covid Healthwatch Worcestershire held its Annual Conference at the Sixways Stadium, Worcester.  The conference was well attended by members of the public, patients, service users and carers, many of whom were representing those voluntary and community organisations that are members of our Reference & Engagement Group…

Worcester News Article – 27th June

Last week we held an event with Action Deafness at their base in Worcester to find out more from the deaf community about their experiences of using local health and social care services. In particular we wanted to understand about experiences of communication support, such as having British Sign Language interpreters attending appointments. They gave…

Worcester News Article – 13th June

From the 1st July, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care System will formally be the new partnership between the organisations that meet health and care needs across our area, to coordinate services and plan in a way that improves population health and reduces inequalities between different groups. Last Wednesday the Directors of Healthwatch Worcestershire met with…

Worcester News Article – 30th May

We were joined at our Public Board Meeting last week by NHS England and NHS Improvement Midlands. They gave an interesting presentation about some of the current challenges for NHS Dental services and local plans to try and address them. They explained how Covid-19 infection control measures combined with a shortage of NHS Dentists have…

Worcester News Article – 16th May

Many people have contacted us over the last year about difficulties accessing NHS Dental treatment. In particular being unable to find a local NHS Dentist who will accept new patients. We are aware that this is an issue across the country and that restrictions on the way in which Dentists have had to operate since…