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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…


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…


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…


Grants of up to £1,000 available for local people to improve wellbeing in their community

Healthwatch Surrey is launching their Community Cash Fund for 2017/8 to help individuals and small groups undertake projects to boost the wellbeing for people in Surrey. Last year, the fund supported ten projects including “Come…


“We don’t want to have to rely on other people”- more support needed to help people communicate with their GP surgery

Healthwatch Surrey is calling for GP practices, NHS England and NHS leaders to provide better support for people with communication needs. 120 people from “seldom heard” communities spoke to the local champion for users of…


New Report: My GP Journey

We regularly hear from local people that booking a GP appointment can be a struggle. But for people with specific needs, for example someone who has a long term condition or disability, or for whom…


Care homes significantly improve their activities for residents following Healthwatch Surrey report

As care homes across Surrey open for National Care Home Open Day (Friday 16th June), the local health and care champion has been encouraged by the positive response to their recent report criticising the lack…


We want to hear YOUR VIEWS on the new proposal for a combined NHS 111 and GP Out-of-Hours Service

About the event North West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), in partnership with East Surrey, Guildford and Waverley and Surrey Downs CCGs, are procuring a new, combined NHS 111 and GP Out-of-Hours service. They are launching an…


Healthwatch Surrey highlights life-saving work of mental health service described as “a lighthouse in a storm”

As the Safe Haven in Camberley closes its doors for the final time today (31 March), an independent health watchdog is calling for local NHS and social care leaders to provide clarity about the future…


Event 29th March: Your help needed to help shape future of hospital discharge and transfers in Surrey

Local residents who have recently been discharged from hospital are being asked to share their experience at the launch of a new health project on Thursday, March 29. Kent Surrey Sussex Patient Safety Collaborative (KSS…