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 […]
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 […]
Healthwatch West Berskhire on The Breeze talking about the Homeless lack of access to healthcare in West Berkshire. Andrew Sharp from HWWB said he was concerned ‘many people are missing out’ and suggests a regular drop in clinic in the West Berkshire area would help.
‘While the majority of services are safe and of a high quality and many are improving, too many people across England are living in care homes and receiving care and support in their own homes that is not good enough. Without a proper recognition of the importance of adult social care and a renewed […]
In this section you’ll find a compilation of press coverage that we’ve received. Click any image to enlarge it. 28th February 2019 – How you can help improve healthcare via 13th February 2019 – Our Chief Officer Andrew Sharp talks about our Homeless Card on http://www.healthwatchwestberks.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-02-11-2031-09.wav 7th February 2019 “Fall in the number of people […]
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 […]
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 […]