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Join the Wheelchair User’s Forum for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Our next meeting is on Monday 25th June 2018, 11.30am – 1.30pm The Studio, Pendrill Court, Ermine St North, Papworth Everard, Cambridge CB23 3UY Wheelchair services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are currently being re-tendered by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group […]

8th June 2018
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From 25 May, you’ll be able to make a choice about how the NHS uses your confidential patient information for reasons other than your individual care. 77% of the public say they are confident in the ability of the NHS to protect their patient data. Are you? People’s patient records […]

18th May 2018
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Three young people from City College Peterborough are working with us on an important new project to help improve access to GP services for disabled people. Travis, Holly and Hazel have a passion for making things better for disabled people. They are founder members of the Access Champions project at […]

30th April 2018
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North West Anglia Trust are looking for volunteers to help with their Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE) visits to Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough City Hospitals. PLACE is the system for assessing the quality of the patient environment. The assessments involve local people (known as Patient Assessors) going into […]

27th March 2018
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Val Moore, Chair of our local Healthwatch, heard about the ‘significant challenges’ our local health commissioners are facing, when she attended their Governing Body meeting last night. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are expecting a financial deficit of up to £48 million for 2017/18. This is more than […]

7th March 2018
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New guidance from NICE, developed with the help of our colleagues at Healthwatch Surrey, highlights how you should be an equal partner in your care. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. This new guidance aims to […]

2nd March 2018
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Serious concerns over patient safety have been highlighted at our region’s ambulance trust and a risk summit took place last week. Andy Yacoub, from Healthwatch Suffolk attended the Summit on behalf of all Healthwatch organisations from the East of England. What’s a Risk Summit? Risk Summits are arranged by the NHS when […]

6th February 2018
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Help Healthwatch get older people’s experiences of social care listened to by the government. The government has announced that they will publish a green paper on care and support for older people by summer 2018. This will provide a basis for a discussion and ideas for future services. Sandie Smith, […]

6th February 2018
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Local health commissioners confirm that tongue tie services are available on the NHS in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Plans to improve them are to be included in the local Better Births Plan for maternity services. This is after our Healthwatch wrote to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in November […]

10th January 2018
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Our offices will close at 12:30pm on Friday, 22 December. We will be back to answer your calls from 10:00am on Tuesday, 2 January. Our telephone lines, email and social media accounts will not be monitored during this period. Have a lovely seasonal break.  

18th December 2017
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