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News and Blogs

  • NHS 111 Option 2 for Mental Health has launched

    Posted by AgnePilkauskiene on 12/04/2024 in News

    NELFT in collab with ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) and partners across Northeast London (NEL) has introduced a groundbreaking initiative to enhance mental health support: the NHS 111 option 2 for mental health crises, ensuring round-the-clock access to assistance. Residents of Barking and Dagenham, City of London, Havering, Hackney,...

  • The New Reform Plan: A Turning Point in England's Dentistry?

    Posted by PeterKanyike on 09/04/2024 in News

    The government has published a plan to recover England’s dentistry, driven by an urgent need for reform. We are aware of the dental challenges you face in the borough and this post will show how this may overcome those barriers. How will this help me? The plan addresses the struggles...

  • Evaluation of Asperger's Syndrome on a Personal Level

    Posted by AgnePilkauskiene on 25/03/2024 in News

    March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month this month`s blog was written by a guest, who was diagnosed with Asperger`s at the age of 30. I am a 38-year-old, and I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 2016. Since childhood, I have been very shy in meeting new people and did...

  • Social Prescribing and Mental Health report gets published

    Posted by AgnePilkauskiene on 25/03/2024 in News

    Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham are pleased to publish our report exploring the social prescribing service in Barking and Dagenham, with a focus on mental health support. Social prescribing is a service that aims to connect individuals with local activities, groups, and services to address their practical, social, and emotional needs...

  • EHCP Pathways: The perspective of parents and carers in Barking and Dagenham

    Posted by AgnePilkauskiene on 19/03/2024 in News

    Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham are pleased to publish our report, EHCP Pathways: The Perspective of Parents and Carers in Barking and Dagenham. We engaged with over 70 parents and carers of children and young people with special needs on the effectiveness of their Educational, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). EHCPs...

  • A new catheter helpline for Barking, Dagenham, Havering, and Redbridge residents

    Posted by AgnePilkauskiene on 28/02/2024 in News

    To give patients who use catheters access to care and guidance to assist them deal with any problems they may be having, a new advice line has been established. The advice line is intended for those who are not housebound and mobile, reside in Havering, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, own...

  • The Pharmacy First programme seeks to relieve the demand for GP services by providing patients with prompt and easily accessible care.

    Posted by AgnePilkauskiene on 28/02/2024 in News

    As part of a significant change in the way the NHS provides care, patients in England can now receive treatment for seven common diseases from their high street pharmacy without visiting a general practitioner. With the health service making it simpler and more convenient for individuals to obtain care, over...

  • Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham supporting new project helping faith leaders run vital health-focused activities.

    Posted by AgnePilkauskiene on 26/02/2024 in News

    This month, the team from Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham joined a diverse group of faith leaders in Barking and Dagenham to help support an exciting new programme that will see faith groups getting involved in running vital health-focused projects for their communities. The Faith Leaders Network is a network of...

  • Community Dental Services in Barking and Dagenham

    Posted by AgnePilkauskiene on 29/01/2024 in News

    Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham are exploring residents' experiences accessing and using Community Dental Services. We need your help to find out about the standard of these services that are offered to the most vulnerable residents in the community– we need your views, both good and bad, to identify good practice...

  • Take advantage of your free lung health check!

    Posted by AgnePilkauskiene on 23/01/2024 in News

    Targeted Lung Health Checks are a free lung test available to everyone who has ever smoked and is between the ages of 55 and 74. Those in Tower Hamlets and Barking & Dagenham who are registered with a GP can get this check (they will also be extended to other...

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