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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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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‘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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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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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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