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NHS North West London CCG merger: how you can respond to the “Case for Change” merger proposal

Having your say on the “Case for Change” proposal in North West London. NHS North West London CCG is asking local residents for feedback on its proposal to bring eight local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) together to create one single CCG for North West London. This is an opportunity for anyone who uses health services …
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Active Consultation: Digital-First Primary Care Policy in Hammersmith & Fulham

Healthwatch Central West London is currently working with its Local Committee to submit a response to the Digital-First Primary Care Policy: consultation on patient registration, funding and contracting rules. The NHS Long Term Plan aims to offer a “digital first” option for most service users, as part of its strategy for developing and delivering health …
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Volunteer for North Kensington: Community Researcher Position

If you are looking for a flexible volunteer role, North Kensington Volunteer Centre is looking for a Community Researcher to collect valuable information to help local people shape the services and support they receive. We are looking for people who are passionate about making a difference in our community. As a Community Researcher, you will …
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Exciting opportunity: Employing Organisations for Link Workers in H&F

There is an exciting opportunity for those in Hammersmith and Fulham’s voluntary sector! New link workers will be employed by the Primary Care Network  via the new GP contract, and there is potential funding for some additional link workers with a cancer specialism, funded by Macmillan.  If you wish to be considered as an employing …
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Mental health services in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster: Have your say

Our colleagues at The Advocacy Project have linked up with the UFM team to talk to local people with lived experience of mental health difficulties to find out what community support is required to help people recover and stay well. UFM are a team of experts by experience who evaluate local mental health services and …
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Mental Health Services Transformation: Experts-by-experience needed across West London

Are you interested in improving the mental health services for adults with serious mental illness in Ealing, Hounslow or Hammersmith & Fulham? Well, this is your chance! West London NHS Trust are looking for Expert-by-experience Advisors and Expert-by-experience Carer Advisors to join their Transformation Programme. What is the Transformation Programme? In 2015, North West London …
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Beatrice Place Enter & View Report – CNWL Response Issued

The staff, residents and carers of 3 Beatrice Place have welcomed the feedback from Healthwatch following their Enter and View visit in November 2018. Healthwatch Central West London made a set of recommendations, which are now being progressed as per the below: Category Recommendation Progress Environment (2 recommendations) 1) Improve daylight by keeping blinds open …
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Free Skills Training for over-50s with St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance is aiming to increase resilience amongst older people in their local areas. The goal is to offer vital skills to help people feel more confident in coping in emergency situations whilst ultimately, saving lives. They have been running first aid sessions all over London, Birmingham and the East of England. In their …
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Our Annual Report 2019 has landed

  Our Annual Report is here! We’re thrilled to share some of our proudest achievements from 2018/19, as well as our strategic focus for the coming year. Click the link and download the PDF document to read all about…   + The work of our amazing team of staff and volunteers + Our research projects …
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Dignity Champion volunteers left wanting more after training event

Last night’s training session on ‘Mental Health Act and Mental Health Capacity Act, Detention’ drew to a close a series of three training events laid on by Aliki, the Dignity Champions Officer at Healthwatch CWL for her volunteers. Aliki has a wealth of experience in the health and social care sector and is herself an …
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