Survey finds support for the sharing of health and care records as long as concerns are addressed

91% of respondents would share all or part of their health and care records Patients want to be involved in the decision about how and with whom their records are shared Less willingness to share…

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HW Responds to SECamb investigation by its regulator, Monitor

On 29th October 2015, Healthwatch in the South East were informed by Monitor that it would be taking enforcement action against South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb), under the Health and Social…

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Help create a new independent Mental Health network

Help create a new independent Mental Health network On 25th September over 70 people with experience of mental illness and carers attended a workshop to begin discussions to shape a new and Independent Mental Health…

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Healthwatch is pleased to announce new Chief Executive

Healthwatch Surrey is pleased to announce that Kate Scribbins has been appointed to the role of Healthwatch Surrey Chief Executive. Kate will take up her role full-time in early November. Kate has worked for almost…

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Grants of up to £1,500 available for local people to improve wellbeing in their community

Grants of up to £1,500 are being offered to individuals, organisations and groups to fund new projects that explore people’s experiences of local health and care services and improve wellbeing in their community. Healthwatch Surrey,…

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Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals Estates Review

The trust will be holding open days at both Epsom and St Helier hospitals. This is your opportunity to take a look around our hospitals and talk to members of their eam. For more information,…

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Residents from across Surrey asked to give their views on stroke services

The Six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Surrey are reviewing stroke services available across the county. While our doctors, nurses, therapists and others do an excellent job, national and local research shows that it might…

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CQC call for experiences of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

The Care Quality Commission will be inspecting Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust starting 10th November 2015. Ahead of the inspection, they would like to hear about your experiences of care. You can…

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Local NHS seeks views on emerging options from community hospital services review

NHS Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published a report summarising the outcome of a comprehensive clinically led review into services provided at the community hospitals in the local area. The review, which launched…

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CMA provisionally clears proposed hospital merger

Issued on behalf of Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust On August 14, 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provisionally cleared the proposed merger…

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