What's new from Healthwatch Calderdale

NHS acts on your feedback to improve dental care

July 20, 2022

Thanks to you, NHS England will take several steps to ensure better dental support for people with complex problems and … Read more

We are Recruiting

June 24, 2022

Healthwatch Calderdale and Healthwatch Kirklees are recruiting for an Office Administrator to work across Kirklees and Calderdale for 25 hours … Read more

Safe Space Crisis Respite Services – Survey Request

July 27, 2022

Calderdale, Kirklees, and Wakefield Transforming Care Partnership is developing some new services across the area to prevent people with a … Read more

Our Work

Overgate Hospice got in touch with Healthwatch Calderdale to ask if we could support them to gather feedback about their services currently and the services they would like to provide in the future. Overgate Hospice felt that working in partnership would help them to reach more people and, as Healthwatch Calderdale is an independent organisation, people would feel comfortable giving us their views.

By Katherine Sharp
Social Care Hospice

The waiting game

Since March 2020 we have had a lot of feedback from the public telling us about delays, difficulties and changes in NHS and social care services, due to the Covid-19 pandemic affecting how these services were run. Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale worked collaboratively during 2021 to collect the experiences of people living in Calderdale and Kirklees during the Covid-19 pandemic who had experienced delays to health and social care for non-Covid related conditions since March 2020.
NHS Report Delivery Plan For Tackling The Covid-19 Backlog

Covid-19 General Practitioners (GP) Hospitals Council and Clinical Commissioning Groups

Here at Healthwatch Calderdale, we have recently completed our latest work into people’s experiences of accessing medication.

This project was prompted by our initial engagement into people’s experiences of Covid-19, with over 200 people telling us they had some challenges accessing medication.
We have further explored 3 areas:

  • Changes to medication;
  • Medication reviews;
  • Support of others to obtain medication.

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Is it important to you to support other people to make positive changes and have their voices heard? Do you enjoy learning new things? Could you support Healthwatch Calderdale by sharing your skills and enthusiasm and help to make positive changes in your local area?

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Family healthcareFind links to information about finding a dentist, registering for a GP, accessing your medical records and much more.

Helpful information and useful links

Everything we know about the latest COVID-19 information and guidance

Covid 19We collate as much information and guidance about COVID-19 vaccinations as we can here. National and local government guidance, as well as links for health services affected, can also be found in the FAQs. Contact us if you think there is anything missing or you have any questions regarding the information.