We have released three new reports. One looks at the quality and availability of hospice care for residents of Barnet. The second looks at the experience of women giving birth in Barnet. The final report looks at issues surrounding the treatment of dementia in the Borough. All of the reports are available to download now. Healthwatch has a major role in amplifying the experiences and opinions of the residents of Barnet. Both of these reports will be presented to official committees of the Council. In this case the reports will be presented to the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
Healthwatch Barnet has commissioned Home Start Barnet to capture the views of young parents and families with young children, on their experience of how they access dental services.
Homestart designed a survey to explore the effectiveness of dental services and whether these fulfilled the needs of service users in Barnet. They used a wide range of methods to engage with the parents of 96 young children.
We consulted with NHS England who commissioned dental services and they are happy to work jointly to support iniatives promoting the uptake of NHS dental services.
Barnet Public Health team is working with other London councils and NHS organisations to launch 'The Great Weight Debate - a London conversation on childhood obesity.
To protect London's children, we want to involve all Londoners in a conversation about childhood obesity. We want to make Londoners more aware of this problem and hear what ideas they have for tackling childhood obesity, both in their communities and at a pan-London level. We want to understand what measures people may support towards creating a healthier living environment.
London has more overweight and obese children than any other global city. Over a third of London's children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. Obese children are at increased risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, bone and joint problems and breathing difficulties. Being overweight or obese can affect a child's mental well-being, lead to low self-esteem and absence from school. READ MORE....
Supporting people with learning difficulties in primary care
We wanted to know what people with learning difficulties felt about their experiences of primary care services. We commissioned our friends at Barnet Mencap to create a video where people could have their say and also be able to offer some advice to professionals working in primary care. This is just the short version. A longer version is also available. Please let us know if you would like to use this in your work.
Find out how we will work together to deliver high quality, sustainable services and how we can meet the financial challenges and increasing pressures on our services over the next five years.
Meet our partners and find out the work they undertake for us, contributing to positive change in our community. Their expertise enables us to deliver far more than we could alone, and their passion and talent inspire us. Read more