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  • Outcomes in Maternal Care, Nationally and Locally

    Posted by Manisha on 07/08/2022 in News

    Maternal care is a crucial provision by health services, and it is thus important that it is up to high standards for whoever needs to access it. Nationally, the conversation surrounding racial disparities in maternal care outcomes has raised concerns about these standards and has therefore begun a discussion as...

  • NHS Northeast London fertility policy

    Posted by Manisha on 01/08/2022 in News

    NHS Northeast London has expressed that it wants to change some of its policies surrounding IVF. The aim is to not only make these policies more uniform across Northeast London but to bring them closer to nationwide guidelines surrounding IVF. Furthermore, the NHS is wanting to improve access to fertility...

  • The latest on Covid-19 vaccinations

    Posted by Manisha on 01/08/2022 in News

    Since the 8 th December 2020, there have been an altogether 148.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines administered in the UK. Here’s a more specific look at the numbers as of 7 th June 2022: 40 million have been double jabbed and boosted 50 million have been double jabbed 53.5...

  • Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham to continue delivery through local charity LifeLine Projects

    Posted by Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham on 25/05/2022 in News

    We're delighted to announce that LifeLine Projects have again been appointed by Barking and Dagenham Council to deliver Healthwatch in the borough after a tender process. LifeLine have hosted Healthwatch in Barking and Dagenham for the last five years and will continue to ensure that residents’ voices are heard and...

  • Healthwatch England chair to step down

    Posted by Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham on 05/05/2022 in News

    Sir Robert Francis QC to step down as our chair and from the Care Quality Commission Board After over three years in the role, Sir Robert Francis QC has announced his intention to step down in November 2022 as Chair of Healthwatch England. He will also retire from the Board...

  • Blog: Tackling loneliness is everyone’s responsibility; not just the lonely person’s.

    Posted by Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham on 05/05/2022 in Blogs

    ‘Look, if you need to chat, just call.’ ‘I’m here any time. Honestly, all you need to do is pick up the phone.’ ‘I’m literally three doors down the road. You’re welcome any time. Just pop over – really, it’s no trouble at all.’ How many times have we said...

  • Roll out of Digital Social Prescribing in Barking and Dagenham

    Posted by Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham on 31/03/2022 in News

    Social prescribing is going to play an integral part in the way residents and people local to the borough will be able to access services for their healthcare needs. In Barking and Dagenham, the clinical commissioning group and Barking and Dagenham Council, in partnership with Care City, has announced the...

  • Treating Long COVID - A Massage Therapist's Perspective

    Posted by Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham on 28/03/2022 in News

    As individuals try to cope and local clinical services grapple with the best way to deal with it - qualified massage therapist - Susan Harrison - has written an article about how an alternative therapy approach to treatment using massage techniques could compliment care and support for Long COVID. There...

  • BHRUT CEO Highlights Healthwatch Long COVID Work

    Posted by Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham on 25/03/2022 in News

    The Chief Executive of the BHR Hospital Trust, Matthew Trainer has highlighted the collaborative work currently being carried out by Healthwatch Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge 'One longer term impact as we know is those residents living with Post Covid Syndrome (Long Covid). Our Healthwatch colleagues across Barking and...

  • The Impact of COVID 19 on Cancer Patients

    Posted by Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham on 17/03/2022 in News

    "Knowledge is power and power used in the right way can bring about significant positive change." NHS Digital Cancer information has been made available in a secure enviroment to enable researchers to understand the impact of COVID-19 on people affected by cancer. This is with the view to improving outcomes...

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