26 Oct

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 19 October 2021

Volunteering can help save lives! Volunteering with us can help develop skills, gain experience and make a difference. Volunteers play a vital role in helping people have their say on health and social care. Raj Nair from Heaton is one of our volunteers. He’s a teacher with a passion for healthcare and previously worked for…

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26 Sep

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 21 September 2021

Domestic abuse in Newcastle Domestic abuse has a huge impact on families across Newcastle and there are concerns about the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 introduced several changes to legislation, including that a child who sees, hears or experiences the effects of domestic abuse, and is related…

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23 Aug

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 17 August 2021

COVID-19 impact in Newcastle Newcastle City Council is reminding us that it is important to remember that COVID-19 has not gone away. Regionally, case rates remain at a high level and community transmission of the virus continues. While thankfully hospital admissions are not as high as previously, there is a lot of pressure on key…

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06 Aug

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 27 July 2021

We’re all ears! Have you used health, social care or wellbeing services recently? What works and what you would like to see improve? Your views matter, so please tell us about your experiences in our survey. We will share the results anonymously with service providers so that everyone receives the best possible care. Take our…

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29 Apr

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 20 April 2021

Meet our Healthwatch Stars! Congratulations to the following people and care services, which recently received our Healthwatch Star award: Sandra Hopkins at Denecroft Residential Care Home for keeping residents and staff safe during the pandemic. Quanfeng Evans at Allan Court Care Home for her care and positivity. Dr Loraine Kalra and team at the RVI…

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23 Feb

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 16 February 2021

Making a difference — influencing at a national level Thank you to everyone who took the time to tell us about their experiences of health and social care last year through our ‘Because we all care’ survey. For those who don’t know, this was a joint piece of work with Healthwatch England, local Healthwatch and…

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24 Jan

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 19 January 2021

We’re on Soundcloud Enjoy this newsletter on the go by downloading our podcast at soundcloud.com/healthwatch-newcastle   Stars in their eyes! We are proud to recognise the contribution that people and organisations make to the success of social care and health services in our city. Congratulations to the following people and services, which have recently received…

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