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Young Healthwatch Westminster: COVID-19 Blog

Young Healthwatch Westminster member, Rupert, gives his view and experience of the coronavirus outbreak There has been a great deal of conversation regarding the importance of each of us taking care of our mental health during this global pandemic. And rightly so – this virus is deadly, highly contagious and can affect anybody of any …
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Hammersmith & Fulham complaints advocacy

  We are the new provider of Hammersmith and Fulham’s statutory advocacy service from 1 April 2020 with our partners at The Advocacy Project.   We will be here to make sure Hammersmith & Fulham residents can speak up about issues that matter to them – supporting people to uphold their rights and make meaningful …
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Coronavirus e-news: practical information for disabled people (from Disability Rights UK)

Disability Rights UK are providing regular information for people who are disabled, as the UK response to Coronvirus continues to develop. General guidance on Coronavirus An easy read guide to Coronavirus can be found here A comprehensive guide to the latest government guidance, topic by topic, can be found here Information on symptoms, what the …
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Temporary closure of Hammersmith Urgent Treatment Centre due to covid-19 pandemic

Hammersmith & Fulham CCG have temporarily closed the Hammersmith Hospital Urgent Treatment Centre with immediate effect from 8am on Friday, 20 March. As part of their management of the covid-19 emergency, they are introducing front door screening and appropriate segregation of patients at the urgent care centre at Charing Cross Hospital.  Patients with confirmed or …
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Our Latest Dignity Champions Report is Here!

Healthwatch Central West London delivers an enhanced Enter and View programme every year. Several nursing and care homes have been selected to be visited as part of this programme in accordance with information received from the local public, service users, carers and monitoring authorities. We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest Enter …
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A time to reflect….

  Lockdown   Yes there is fear. Yes there is isolation. Yes there is panic buying. Yes there is sickness. Yes there is even death.   But, They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise You can hear the birds again. They say that after just a few weeks of quiet The …
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COVID-19: How to contact us

We are here to help; we are here to listen   Key guidance Take a look at our information and guidance page that we have put together for local residents – it includes key contact information at local authority level and within the community, as well as broader guidance on how to stay healthy during …
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Research Opportunity: Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at Brunel University London are carrying out a study to test a new intervention aimed at reducing sitting behaviour in patients with Type 2 diabetes. They are looking for people to be part of their Patient and Public Advisory Group (PPAG) for the study. This includes: 1. Diabetes Nurse 2. GP Practice Manager 3. …
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Hybrid Wellbeing Centre Closure

The Hybrid Wellbeing gym commissioned by West London Clinical Commissiong Group (CCG) at St. Charles will be closed from Wednesday 1 April 2020. This closure has not been planned and the CCG will soon be engaging with local residents to discuss future plans. For more information please contact the West London CCG on: wlccg.wlccg.team@nhs.net or 020 …
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Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources from Healthy London Partnership

The Healthy London Partnership would like to share the following resources available to support the mental health and wellbeing of local communities:   Good Thinking: Good Thinking is a FREE, NHS-approved website which has been used by over 400,000 people to help relieve anxiety, stress, low mood and sleep deprivation.  This resource can be used …
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