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.   10th January “Racecourse move to evict homeless” via   21st December “Staggering number of homeless people are lonely” and  “Sybelle spreads the word about antibiotics” via      Catherine Knight (WBH) and Andrew Sharp (Healthwatch) interviewed about West Berkshire Homeless   […]

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 […]