Making health and social care services work better, for everyone

Do you have caring responsibilities? How to plan in case of an emergency

If you have a caring responsibility for a loved one you may want to think about a contingency plan, should you become unwell. Create a list that details the condition, the medication, the support and any emergency numbers (doctors, social workers), should you have to pass responsibility to someone else in your family or network. […]

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Coronavirus: New rules on staying at home and away from others

New rules on staying at home and away from others (Correct as of 24/03/2020) The single most important action we can all take, in fighting Coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of […]

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How Healthwatch Warwickshire are responding during the COVID-19 outbreak

In line with government guidance we have currently suspended all our face to face activities and events. We will be working with local health and social care services and community organisations to help support people during this time. However, with the exception of face to face meetings, our usual services will be running and you […]

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Do you have concerns about an unsupported elderly, at risk or homeless person?

If you have concerns about unsupported elderly residents with care and support needs who have to self-isolate because of Coronavirus, please contact the County Council Customer Service Centre on 01926 410410 to make them aware. Any concerns about homeless people in relation to Coronavirus, can also be reported to the Council on 01926 410410.

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What does South Warwickshire think of a patient portal?

Healthwatch Warwickshire has partnered with South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) to carry out an engagement project to find out what people think about a ‘digital patient portal’, an online way to manage and interact with healthcare services such as hospital based services. We asked people what they would find useful and what might prevent them […]

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Armed Forces Covenant

Healthwatch Warwickshire has signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant; a pledge made as a nation that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.   HWW […]

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Patient Participation and Changes to Primary Care – Your Views

Healthwatch Warwickshire aims to ensure lived experience of people is considered – in light of recent changes taking place within NHS services, including the introduction of ‘Primary Care Networks’. What is this research about? Following our Standing Conference in May (which aimed to galvanise patient voice by bringing patient representatives together) Healthwatch Warwickshire set out […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love comes in all sorts of different forms – whether it is for someone you are caring for, for your faithful pooch, a partner or your best friend. We are celebrating love today! ♥ Photos by Elle Hughes, Canva Photo Team and Pexels.

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