At Healthwatch Calderdale we work on a variety of projects. We respond to feedback from the public to help influence the direction of our work as well as participate in national cooperative work with other organisations. This allows Healthwatch to be reactive and flexible when new problems come up in the community.

If there are issues you think we should be working on, or there are any problems with any of the reports below, please contact us on info@healthwatchcalderdale.co.uk or by phone on 01422 399 433.

Latest Reports > General Practitioners (GP)

How delays to care during the COVID-19 pandemic have affected people in Calderdale


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

By
Covid-19 General Practitioners (GP) Hospitals Council and Clinical Commissioning Groups
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Report 07/02/22

Understanding frequent users of NHS health services in North Halifax (2018)


GPs are facing challenges regarding access to appointments for their patients, and many other health services offering immediate access, such as Accident and Emergency, or NHS 111, are struggling with demand.
In part, this can be due to GP surgeries and other health services working with a significant number of people who are routinely booking frequent appointments or presenting to emergency services, but who may be doing so when there is not necessarily a clinical outcome that would benefit them.

By
General Practitioners (GP)

Access to health services for Syrian refugees in Calderdale


Healthwatch Kirklees have scoped the issues for migrant communities by visiting different organisations and speaking to service users and professionals who work with these communities.

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General Practitioners (GP)