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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An Alternative Guide to Mental Health Care In England

The King’s Fund recently launched ‘An alternative guide to mental health care in England’. This short animated video below is designed to help people understand mental health services in England and how they integrate with…

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Job Vacancy at Waltham Forest Carers Association

Waltham Forest Carers Association (WFCA) are recruiting for an Information and Communications Officer, to implement and develop WFCA’s print, online and face-to-face communications strategy. The closing date for applications is 9am, Thursday 15 October 2015…

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