Citizen Ambassadors – the first 12 months

25th March 2019

It is now 12 months since Healthwatch Surrey recruited seven Citizen Ambassadors (CAs) with the express purpose of playing “a … Read more

Digital information flow vital for better delivery of health and social care

21st January 2019

My name is Lawrence Nichols and I am the Citizen Ambassador working with the Surrey Heartlands Digital programme.  My previous … Read more

Award-winning mental health drama ‘Antelope’ released online

14th January 2019

The award-winning ‘Antelope’ was based on writer/director Ben Grace’s experiences of mental health and stigmas surrounding a mental health diagnosis … Read more

My experience helping people speak up about health and social care

14th December 2018

Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership has been working with Healthwatch Surrey to create a programme of Citizen Ambassadors as … Read more

Faster improvements needed at Abraham Cowley Unit

16th November 2018

There are serious problems with how the NHS in Surrey treats people with serious mental illness, a problem lacking public … Read more

Healthwatch Surrey comments on Hospital Discharge story for local media

7th November 2018

A lack of NHS and social care in the community is the most common cause of people having to stay … Read more

Citizen Ambassador blogs – Out of Hospital

17th October 2018

My name is Martin Edge; I have been a Citizen Ambassador for Healthwatch Surrey since the beginning of 2018. I … Read more

Surrey patients not effectively involved in plans to change HIV and sexual health services by Surrey County Council and NHS England

4th July 2018

Politicians at Surrey County Council have heard today how commissioners of recent changes to sexual health services in the county … Read more

Healthwatch celebrates #NHS70 by recognising the doctors, nurses and care staff who go the extra mile

3rd July 2018

In the run up to the 70th anniversary of the NHS, we are joining in the celebrations with the launch … Read more

Around half of Surrey patients not involved in their mental health care plan

29th June 2018

The local independent watchdog for health and care has found around half of those using mental health services in Surrey … Read more