National survey shows improvements in women’s experiences of maternity care

Posted January 31, 2018

Most women are having a positive experience of maternity care and treatment within the NHS, according to a survey of more than 18,000 people in England. Published yesterday (Tuesday 30 January) by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) the survey results reveal the responses from women who had given birth in February 2017 in services run […]

Thames Valley Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) Service

Posted September 19, 2017

New Thames Valley Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) Service is launched – embargoed until 00.01 on Tuesday 5 September 2017. People across the Thames Valley (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire) will have new and improved access to urgent care services from (5/9). The new Thames Valley IUC 111 service will help people access a wide range of […]

Press Coverage

Posted June 27, 2017

In this section you’ll find a compilation of press coverage that we’ve received. Click any image to enlarge it. 5th July – “Movie raises awareness of fibromyalgia” via 14th June Unrest – an “Insight into chronic fatigue syndrome” via    14th June “200k grant for homeless support” via   4th June Ending Homelessness and Rough […]

Housing time bomb for carers of those with LD exploded with no solutions found

Posted April 21, 2017

In 2002 Mencap produced a report, The Housing Timebomb. It detailed how nationally provision had not and was not being planned for those with Learning Disabilities (LD), whose life expectancy increase now meant they were outliving their parents and carers in larger numbers.  Forward to 2016 and a group of angry parents and carers in […]

New CQC Reports – West Berkshire

Posted April 13, 2016

We have published summaries of the CQC reports for services in West Berkshire for March 2016 on our website, which you can view here.

What is Enter and View?

Posted March 30, 2016

Enter and View is just one of the many tools we have as Healthwatch to find out about how local service providers are meeting users’ needs and help inform improvements and share best practice.   Our Enter and View volunteers are lay people who receive specialist training to carry out visits, which are conducted as […]