What's new from Healthwatch Calderdale

Chance for parents and carers to have a say on Early Years in Calderdale

December 1, 2021

Calderdale Council is seeking views from parents and carers about Early Years in Calderdale.   If you have children under … Read more

What do you think when you hear the word hospice?

November 25, 2021

Calling Calderdale residents your thoughts and opinions on Overgate Hospice Calderdale, are needed.               … Read more

Could missing routine diabetes checks be putting you at risk?

November 4, 2021

Now is the time to get your routine diabetes checks. World Diabetes Awareness Day started in 1991 in response to … Read more

Our Work

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.

To gather a full understanding of the experience of health and care services during the Covid-19 outbreak, over a period over of 12 weeks (end of May to end of August 2020) Healthwatch Calderdale and partners used a variety of different engagement approaches and tools including a survey and virtual focus groups to talk to people living and working in Calderdale.


Healthwatch Calderdale has now published its Hypermobility Syndromes report. We had over 250 responses to the survey, thank you to everybody who took part.

The purpose of our project was to collect the voices of adults with hypermobility syndromes in Yorkshire and the Humber in order to develop an understanding of their health and social care experiences. There was also an opportunity for participants to tell us anything else that they felt was relevant to their experience of their condition.

National work

Are you interested in learning new skills through volunteering?

Are you someone who’s friendly and approachable and can work as part of a team?

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.