Welcome to the Healthwatch West Berkshire Newsletter, your local Consumer Champion for health and social care services. We are gathering your views and taking it to those who deliver and commission services. We are committed members of the community who have the authority to make your views heard and campaign for change. Visit our website and see our activities.

February 2019 Newsletter
 
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Recent Homeless card activities

We've been sharing our "Right to Healthcare" Homeless Card with a variety of local groups and people. After meeting with our local MP Richard Benyon at the House of Commons, Healthwatch England reception, he shared the card with Health Secretary Matt Hancock. The Homeless Card has also been getting coverage in the press too. Our Homeless Card explains that Rough Sleepers have the right to register and receive treatment without being refused. You can follow our activities in regards to Rough Sleeping and Homelessness on our website HERE
CQC Maternity Survey Results

Findings from the Care Quality Commission national survey of more than 17,600 women who gave birth in February last year show that, "many are positive about their maternity care, but improvements are still needed." Please click Here for more details, and consider sharing your experiences with us by giving us your feedback.   Email us: contact@healthwatchwestberks.org.uk Call us: 01635 886210 | Or visit our Website
Argyles Care Home "Requires Improvement" - CQC inspection

The Care Quality Commision have recently released details about their inspection at Argyles Care Home in Newbury, giving it the rating "Requires Improvement" To read more about this and other CQC inspections in West Berkshire, please visit our website
Dementia Questionnaire

Do you, your family or friends, suffer from Dementia? Share your views in a survey created to assess and improve services available in West Berkshire for people living with dementia. The deadline is 28th February. Link to more info
Berkshire West ICS Website Live
 
Berkshire West Integrated Care System (ICS) now  have a new website which has recently gone live. Visit the site by clicking Here and discover how a joined up approach to health and care is benefiting patients. More information will be added to their website in the future, so keep an eye on their website for more to come. 
HWWB Calcot Board Meeting

Our next Board Meeting in Public will be held on March 11th 10:00am-12:00pm at Calcot Centre, everyone is welcome. If you have questions for the meeting, please submit them no later than Friday 8th March via Phone: 01635 886 210. Email: contact@healthwatchwestberks.org.uk. Or by post: Healthwatch West Berkshire, Broadway House 4-8, The Broadway, Northbrook Street, Newbury RG141BA If would like to register, or learn more information then please click HERE
NHS Long Term Plan

On January 7th the NHS launched their long term plan to tackle major killer conditions and save up to half a million lives. You can read about it HERE We are currently seeking feedback about the NHS long term plan. If you have had a chance to take a look and have thoughts to share with us about it, then please get in touch. Your feedback can make a difference. Phone us: 01635 886 210 Email us: contact@healthwatchwestberks.org.uk Or submit feedback by using our Website
Student Volunteering Week

If you are a young person that wants to learn new skills, improve your CV and get a better understanding of the workplace, Student Volunteering Week this week (11th - 17th Feb) is a great time to consider volunteering. If you'd like to volunteer for us please click here
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