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20.01.2020

Healthwatch Staffordshire- Access to Social Care Assessments Survey

  Healthwatch Staffordshire is the independent local champion for health and social care services in Staffordshire. Part of our role is to understand the experiences of people who are using these services and to give…

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20.01.2020

Search begins for panel members to help transform health and care across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

The search has begun for volunteers to form a new People’s Panel that will provide views and advice on plans to transform health and care services from the comfort of their own homes. The panel…

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20.01.2020

Be a commissioner event – Difficult Decisions

Commissioners from the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have the task of “buying” health services for local populations on behalf of the NHS. It means constantly having to make difficult decisions that benefit…

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07.01.2020

Prescribing Gluten-Free foods in south Staffordshire

In the past year (June 2018 to July 2019), Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula and Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) prescribed 16,023 prescriptions for gluten-free foods at a…

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07.01.2020

Difficult Decisions – Stakeholder Briefing

The six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent want the views of the patients across the area as they plan services for the future. Altogether the six CCGs commission over 800 different services…

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12.10.2019

STAFFORDSHIRE AND STOKE-ON-TRENT SET TO INTRODUCE ONE HEALTH AND CARE ELECTRONIC INTEGRATED CARE RECORDS

Patients’ health and care records in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will soon be available electronically to authorised health and social care practitioners. It will mean a doctor in a hospital, or a paramedic who attends a…

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12.09.2019

NHS LONG-TERM PLAN – STOKE-ON-TRENT AND STAFFORDSHIRE

This report is the result of a collaboration between Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent, Healthwatch Staffordshire and Healthwatch England.  Its purpose is to share the views of the general public when asked about Health and Care across the…

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12.09.2019

STAKEHOLDER BRIEFING: AUTISM SERVICES IN SOUTHERN STAFFORDSHIRE

In light of recent posts on social media regarding autism services in south Staffordshire, we would like to reassure patients, carers and their families about the provision. The current contract for delivering autism services in…

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12.09.2019

ENGAGEMENT STARTS ON SERVICES FORMERLY AT THE GEORGE BRYAN CENTRE

On 12th February 2019, a fire destroyed the west wing of the George Bryan Centre, based within the grounds of Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital in Tamworth.  The centre is owned by Midlands Partnership NHS…

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12.09.2019

RECRUITING FOR HEALTHWATCH STAFFORDSHIRE MANAGER

SALARY BETWEEN £25,000 – £35,000 PER ANNUM DEPENDENT ON QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE Healthwatch Staffordshire is the independent champion for local people’s voices in health and social care in Staffordshire.  From 1 April 2013, this service…

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