21.01.2019

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

My name is Lawrence Nichols and I am the Citizen Ambassador working with the Surrey Heartlands Digital programme.  My previous working life has been spent in IT providing financial services, and so when I started…

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15.01.2019

NHS Long term Plan

The NHS has written a Long Term Plan so it can be fit for the future and is based on the experiences of patients and staff. Published on 7 January 2019, the NHS Long Term…

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14.01.2019

Award-winning mental health drama ‘Antelope’ released online

The award-winning ‘Antelope’ was based on writer/director Ben Grace’s experiences of mental health and stigmas surrounding a mental health diagnosis after being sectioned at Antelope House, a PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) in Southampton. Ben…

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11.01.2019

Mental health themed drama Antelope released online

The award-winning ‘Antelope’ was based on writer/director Ben Grace’s experiences of mental health and stigmas surrounding a mental health diagnosis after being sectioned at Antelope House, a PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) in Southampton. Ben…

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24.12.2018

Adult Inpatient Survey 2018

CQC are currently surveying patients aged 16 and above who had at least one overnight stay in hospital during July 2018. Since the end of August all 145 acute trusts have sent approx. 180,000 questionnaires…

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21.12.2018

‘How we can help Young Carers’

Are you a Young Person who helps look after someone and you are between the age of 16-25? If so, please see details below of two events where you can let us know how we…

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18.12.2018

The Big Picture – Staines Engagement

The Clinical Commissioning Groups really want to get your feedback and thoughts in interactive workshops where they’ll be discussing: What changes to urgent care could mean for you and those around you – your friends,…

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14.12.2018

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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23.11.2018

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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16.11.2018

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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