Do you struggle with your medicines?

The NHS wants to hear your personal experiences as a patient or carer. What you tell them will help to produce a national NHS report for the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care….

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Our work on CAMHS in Calderdale reveals life impact on children, young people and families

Healthwatch Calderdale has been working with young people and families to assist them accessing support from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Calderdale, specifically where the child has autism.  Much of our work is…

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Public ‘favourable’ towards technology in healthcare, our report finds

Healthwatch Calderdale presented its engagement work into the use of telephone/video appointments to the Outpatient Clinic Transformation Board at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Our work focused only on people with certain protected characteristics,…

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New West Yorkshire support service launched for people affected by suicide

A new service to support people bereaved or affected by suicide has been launched today, Monday 2 December, across West Yorkshire. The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Suicide Bereavement Service will provide support through one to…

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Adult autism on the agenda for Healthwatch and council scrutiny board

Healthwatch Calderdale will be presenting our work on improving services for adults with autism to members of a Calderdale Council Scrutiny Panel. Members of Calderdale Council’s Adults Health and Social Care Panel on Thursday 14…

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GP Practice Changes

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for planning and buying healthcare services for the local population.   In July they wrote to all households with people registered at the Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) GP…

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Healthwatch Calderdale’s hypermobility project goes national

After Healthwatch Calderdale’s work into hypermobility was raised locally, nationally and on social media, we have been contacted by many people sharing their own experiences of hypermobility. We thank you all so much for sharing…

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Do you want to influence future hospital building designs?

Hospital managers for Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital want your views on what the new plans for hospital buildings should look like. They want to know what they should consider in relation to: New buildings…

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Have your say on Calderdale’s Single Point of Access mental health service

People with experiences of accessing a mental health service in Calderdale are invited to a meeting with the organisation that runs it. South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYFT) would like service users and…

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MPs to debate Healthwatch Calderdale’s hypermobility work

MPs will tonight have the opportunity to take part in an adjournment debate based upon Healthwatch Calderdale’s work into Hypermobility. Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker is leading an adjournment debate in Parliament based upon the…

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