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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01422 399 433.
Latest Reports > General Practitioners (GP)
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.
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.