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Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission and Ofsted have issued a written statement of action following a visit to services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Peterborough. The inspection took place in June and involved interviews with children and young people, parents and carers, as well […]

20th August 2019
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People with autism and learning disabilities say they need much more support and help to live full, healthy and productive lives, reveals a new report from Healthwatch.  Healthwatch asked people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, including those with autism and learning disabilities, how they would spend extra money on the NHS […]

20th August 2019
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Some patients have had problems with appointment bookings at Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough City Hospitals following a recent update to their IT systems. The hospitals, managed by North West Anglia Trust, switched over to one joined up computer system last month. The big switch was a step along the road to […]

13th August 2019
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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has decided not to re-instate IVF services on the NHS whilst they are still in debt. The decision, to cease funding until the CCG’s financial stability returns, falls hardest on those who are affected by infertility. And impacts people like Sarah who earlier […]

8th August 2019
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Our Easy Read report about last year tells people what we did to help make health and care better. We speak up for people who use health and social care services. Health care helps you stay well. Social care is support to help you live independently at home or in […]

2nd August 2019
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People in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough want faster, easier access to GP services and clear information to help them manage their health. These are some of the top findings in Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s ‘What Would You Do?’ report published today. We asked residents ‘What would you do to improve your […]

25th July 2019
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Healthwatch says a sad goodbye to Mike at our AGM. Mike, a Cambridgeshire resident for over 40 years, has played an active role in the voluntary sector within Cambridgeshire and beyond.  And has been with us from our start six years ago. At our annual meeting at Sawtry earlier this […]

24th July 2019
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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mental health services and organisations must keep collaborating, communicating and co-producing and give a louder voice to people accessing services. Mental health came under the spotlight at the Healthwatch AGM last week when an expert panel was invited to discuss service provision and support. Healthwatch – the […]

16th July 2019
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Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is supporting mental health in the workplace. At its AGM in Sawtry last week, the organisation gave its backing to the Time to Change campaign to end mental health stigma and discrimination. In the UK, 1 in 4 workers are affected by anxiety, depression and stress […]

15th July 2019
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Healthwatch wants to see people and organisations involved in conversations about how to tackle the funding crisis in the local NHS. Funding for health and care services is under unprecedented pressure in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Our local health commissioners says that the funding allocation they get from the government is […]

3rd July 2019
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