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Worcester News Article – 13th January

A Happy New Year to everyone from Healthwatch! This year will be another year of challenges for our health and care services, as NHS England works to implement the national Long Term Plan. This includes the intention that all patients will be covered by a primary care network, comprising groups of neighbouring GP practices and…

Worcester News Article – 16th December

We are now able to share our latest reports of the feedback we received through our engagement across Worcestershire over the summer months. Both of the reports relate to one of the key themes of the NHS Long Term Plan – the importance of prevention and helping us to live healthier lives. We spoke to…

Worcester News Article – 2nd December

Our engagement in the past couple of weeks has taken us to a variety of venues across Worcestershire. We held a focus group at HMP Hewell in Redditch, gathering feedback from prisoners as part of our ongoing work around access to health care in prisons. We carried out a workshop with Health and Care students…

Worcester News Article – 18th November

As you will be aware the General Election will take place on 12th December. As a public body, we are required to take account of the rules and guidance relating to Purdah. This is the term used to describe the period of time before the general election when public bodies are limited in what they…

Worcester News Article – 4th November

One of our roles is to gather experiences from people about using local health and social care services. Over the last 3 months we have spoken to over 1000 people. We attended events, visited groups, held our own events and visited services. This gives us the opportunity to find out people’s experiences, carry out surveys…