Access for All

On 24th May 2016, Healthwatch Waltham Forest attended a conference with other local Healthwatchs across North, East and Central London to share the findings from a project aimed at raising awareness of the barriers faced…

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Youth Health Champion Pilot programme underway in Waltham Forest Secondary Schools

In July 2016 the London Borough of Waltham Forest saw the first cohort of Youth Health Champions trained in Waltham Forest Secondary Schools. This programme is commissioned by the Public Health Department. The Youth Health…

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Healthwatch Network Award 2016

Work of Healthwatch Waltham Forest was commended for the Healthwatch Network Award! The national award celebrates the difference local Healthwatch have made to health and social care in the past year. Our work on Phlebotomy…

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Service User Representative Training 2016

Would you like to represent other service users who have the same condition or access the same services as you? Would you like to represent other people from your community? Healthwatch Waltham Forest and Patient…

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Waltham Forest Council launches new Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Waltham Forest Health and Wellbeing Board launched its new ‘Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy’ on 8 march 2016. The strategy sets out plans to improve health and reduce inequalities in health outcomes across the borough….

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Where to go for help this festive season if you are hurt or unwell

This festive season, local doctors are reminding people in Waltham Forest that they can dial 111 to find out where to go if they are hurt or unwell. The NHS 111 service is available 24…

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Guidance on requirements for registering with a GP

NHS England has worked with patient groups and advocacy organisations to produce guidance on registering with a GP. It clarifies that patients do not legally need to provide documentary evidence of identity, immigration status or…

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Care Act Bulletin

From Waltham Forest Council, the third in their series of newsletters aimed to help keep you up to date with the Care Act- the biggest change to adult social care law for 60 years. asc_newsletter_november_edition_issue_3.pdf_version_3

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CQC inspectors publish ratings on two Waltham Forest adult social care services

The Care Quality Commission recently published a further 24 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across London, including Highcroft Care Home and ELMS in Waltham Forest.   Following recent inspections,…

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Health & Wellbeing Case Studies Wanted

Residents are invited to write, audio record or film a case study and send it in to Healthwatch Waltham Forest. All people that submit a case study will be entered into a prize draw; 1st…

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