Local health and social care news

13.10.2017

Hospices offering more ‘Outstanding’ care than other services regulated by CQC

Hospice care across England has the highest percentage of services rated ‘Outstanding’, according to a new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The State of Hospice Services in England, 2014 to 2017 published during…

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05.10.2017

Public information meetings following the fire at Weybridge Community Hospital

NHS North West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group is hosting two public information meetings to update local residents following the fire at Weybridge Community Hospital in July. These meetings are intended to update local residents on…

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28.09.2017

Your concerns: the future of sexual health services in Surrey

Healthwatch Surrey is completely independent of the NHS and Surrey County Council and exists to ensure that the voice of the public is heard in the way NHS and social care services are planned and…

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19.09.2017

Local health and care watchdog helps more patients to ‘Get Online’

Healthwatch Surrey is teaming up with eight GP practices across the county to help raise awareness of online GP services as part of a national campaign to help more people make the most of the…

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06.09.2017

Fostering campaign

The council needs more foster carers. If they are unable to find enough people to foster, some children may need to be placed outside of county, far from their families, friends and schools. There are…

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06.09.2017

Independent watchdog arranges opportunities for Surrey residents to influence where new health facility for the sickest people will be built

The local independent watchdog for health and social care has arranged for residents to give their feedback on proposals for which existing hospital site a new purpose-built facility should be built on (Epsom Hospital, St…

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17.08.2017

Maternity campaign

In September, the CQC will be launching a maternity campaign, which focuses on women who are pregnant, are looking to be pregnant, or have recently used maternity services in England. All women have the choice to…

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17.08.2017

Royal Surrey to introduce blue badge parking charges

Today, Royal Surrey County Hospital have announced the hospital will be introducing car parking charges for blue badge holders from October 1, 2017. Blue badge holders will be required to pay a discounted flat rate…

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10.08.2017

British Sign Language Taster Sessions

Are you interested in how deaf people communicate? Thanks to DOT Sign Language you can find out about BSL. Their taster sessions are free are are taking place on Fridays in Guildford and on Saturdays…

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10.08.2017

Life in a care home in Surrey, what’s it really like?

New study compiles the views and experiences of those who live, visit and work in care homes across England. Wide variation revealed, with great care contrasting with homes failing to get the basics right for…

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