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Call NHS 111 before turning up to your local A&E

The pre-booking process, using the NHS’s triage line, will allow A&E departments to be managed more efficiently and reduce waiting times. The NHS is to pilot a “call first” model of Accident & Emergency which could be rolled out across the country, health chiefs have said, as reported in The Telegraph. Sir Simon Stevens said …
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Coronavirus outbreak: changes from 4th July

The Government has announced further easing of lockdown restrictions in its staying alert and safe guidance which explains the measures that will help us to stay safe and alert in a way that continues to protect our communities and the NHS. From Saturday 4th July, many more services and spaces will start to reopen safely …
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Our 2020 Annual Report has landed

Our Annual Report is here! This year has been more remarkable than most when it comes to public health, as we continue to develop our approach in order to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Annual Report, as always, is an opportunity for us to share our highlights from the past year, and …
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Your Experience Matters: what BAME communities say about COVID-19 and the response to the pandemic

Your Experience Matters   In April this year, we launched Your Experience Matters, our most comprehensive survey to date, in which we asked residents of Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea to share their experiences of the COVID-19 outbreak. The survey was developed using feedback we had received from our communities about how the outbreak has …
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Insights from BAME communities in Central West London: community wellbeing and primary care services

We are pleased to share our latest report, Insights from BAME Communities in Central West London 2020, which presents the views of 73 individuals from BAME communities, who we held focus groups with, in partnership with BME Health Forum, last year. This report is coming out at a time where the spotlight is on the ways …
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HWCWL Small Grant awarded to six organisations in Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea

In January, Healthwatch Central West London (HWCWL) launched its first ever small grants project. The project asked local organisations who work with groups who are often under-represented in public discussions about health and social care to apply for the £500 grant, by telling us how they would gather their communities’ experiences of health and social …
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Support during the third Grenfell anniversary

This Sunday (14 June) marks three years since the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.   How to reach the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service  Over the anniversary weekend you can call us if you need support, or advice, or you feel worried about yourself or someone you know. Our therapists will be ready to speak with you …
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Resources for parents during coronavirus 

The Care for Children Team at Imperial College has now shared its resources are now on our website and available to download and share: https://www.cc4c.imperial.nhs.uk/our-experience/blog/coronavirus-resources-for-parents   Resources for parents during coronavirus  Advice for parents during coronavirus: helpful links to answer parents frequently asked questions alongside the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health advice for …
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Young Healthwatch Westminster Blog: CNWL’s One Community Radio

Last Friday, my fellow Young Healthwatch Westminster volunteers and I had the pleasure of making our debut appearance on CNWL’s One Community Radio Show. This was a fantastic opportunity to promote our newly released survey as part of our on-going project to improve accessibility to young people’s mental health services in Westminster. We had been …
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Mental Health Awareness Week: CNWL publish Talking Therapies website

This week (18-24 May 2020) marks Mental Health Awareness week, and now it is more important than ever to start a conversation about mental health. The outbreak of Coronavirus has led to people being away from their loved ones for a long period of time, and in some cases, unfortunately losing those close to them …
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