Introducing our new Director of Healthwatch Lancashire

We are pleased to introduce our new Director of Healthwatch Lancashire, Kerry Prescott. Kerry has been working for the last four years as the Manager of Healthwatch Lancashire where she has developed a deep understanding…

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People working in care homes required to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated

The care and nursing home sector delivers a crucial service, supporting those who need residential or nursing care in a place other than their own home. Nursing and residential care homes should provide their residents…

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Healthy Habits: National Childhood Obesity Week

Obesity is one of the most serious health epidemics facing our society today with 1 in 3 children currently overweight or obese in the UK.  If your child is very overweight, there’s lots you can do to help them become a healthy…

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Using digital technology could help deliver better care

Healthwatch Lancashire and Healthwatch Cumbria were recently commissioned to co-facilitate two workshops to help understand the views of people accessing NHS services. Bringing together colleagues from local NHS services and Kaleidoscope Health and Care, we…

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2021

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and Lancashire residents are being urged not to delay contacting their GP about concerning symptoms. Bowel Cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer with more than 16,000 people…

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Routine and non-urgent appointments: take our survey

Are you’re waiting for a routine or non-urgent appointment? Do you have ideas, experiences, views that could help local Trusts consider different ways of working together to improve services? Healthwatch Lancashire, along with our Healthwatch Together…

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Accessing GPs during Covid-19

Healthwatch England has recently published a new report taking a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people access their GP.    Take a look below for an excerpt from the HWE…

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What Matters to You – “Set for Surgery” Focus Group

The next meeting of our over 55s online chat group is coming up on Thursday 4th of March at 11am and anyone over 55 is welcome to join. At this meeting we will explore a…

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NHS England Welcome Plans to Strengthen Health and Care Legislation

  Responding to the Health and Care White Paper which outlines proposals for legislation to make major changes to the way the NHS is organised, Imelda Redmond CBE, national director at Healthwatch England said:  …

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Dentistry during Covid-19: FAQs

As we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to hear questions about NHS Dentistry. To help answer some of these questions, NHS North West have shared the following FAQs. Take a look…

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