My experience helping people speak up about health and social care

Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership has been working with Healthwatch Surrey to create a programme of Citizen Ambassadors as a way to reach out to more people in the community. The NHS in Surrey,…

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The Big Picture – Woking Engagement

Help the local NHS to help you, by coming to a research meeting where your feedback will help shape plans for urgent care services in North West Surrey. We will look at two different (theoretical)…

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Faster improvements needed at Abraham Cowley Unit

There are serious problems with how the NHS in Surrey treats people with serious mental illness, a problem lacking public scrutiny, according to Healthwatch Surrey.   During a visit to a mental health hospital in…

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Healthwatch Surrey comments on Hospital Discharge story for local media

A lack of NHS and social care in the community is the most common cause of people having to stay in hospital longer than they need to. It’s a problem that contributed to over 1,000…

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The Big Picture – Join the NHS conversation on health and care services in North West Surrey – New Dates

What’s important to you when you need care urgently? Join one of the interactive workshops in Staines, Woking and Weybridge in November If you live in North West Surrey you are invited to an interactive…

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Citizen Ambassador blogs – Out of Hospital

My name is Martin Edge; I have been a Citizen Ambassador for Healthwatch Surrey since the beginning of 2018. I have responsibility for Out of Hospital Care which encompasses Primary, Urgent and Emergency care. This…

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NHS Engagement Programme – Epsom and St Helier Hospitals

NHS Surrey Downs, Sutton and Mertion clinical comissioning groups have been running an engagement programme since June with local people and their representatives, to look at the challenges and potential solutions for Epsom and St…

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NHS Social Care and Support Guide

NHS England have produced a useful website which contains guides that can help support you, or someone you know that needs support with day to day living because of an illness or a disability. It…

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The Big Picture – Join the NHS conversation on health and care services in North West Surrey

Re-thinking out of hospital services in North West Surrey – join our conversation NHS North West Surrey CCG is working with local health and care partners to launch The Big Picture – a series of…

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South East Coast Ambulance Service – Annual Members Meeting 14th September 2018

Join the South East Coast Ambulance Service at their Annual Members Meeting to learn more about your local NHS ambulance service. They have been working hard to make improvements to their services and would love…

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