Where can I go to get help for my health out of hours?
Health issues unfortunately don't leave us alone at the weekend and people are often in need of medical assistance out of hours. Using NHS guidelines, we have provided some advice and information on where you can go for help when your GP is closed.
24 December 2018
Advice and Information
GP Enhanced Access Service (EAS) Website Information for Patients
Many patients Healthwatch engaged with were still not aware of the new GP Enhanced Access Service provided in the borough. We therefore researched all 52 websites to explore how consistent the information provided was.
10 September 2018
Subject Access Requests
Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) you have the right to make a request for a copy of the personal data that we hold about you, and organisations must provide a copy of the information free of charge, however a ‘reasonable fee’ can be charged if a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive.
30 August 2018
Enter and View: The Cedars Care Centre (Forest Healthcare)
This was an announced E&V visit as part of a planned set of visits investigating the mealtime experiences of residents at a range of care and nursing homes within Barnet. The Home provides nursing with care for 39 residents with different needs.
24 August 2018
Introduction to the NHS England GP Patient Survey
The GP Patient Survey has been conducted by Ipsos MORI, on behalf of NHS England, since 2007. A questionnaire is sent annually between January and March to patients registered with GP practices across England and results are reported in July/ August.
24 August 2018
SOS - Stamp out Stigma! 2018 Conference
In June, Healthwatch attended the SOS – Stamp out Stigma! Conference, organised by the Hendon School Mental Health Wellbeing Team. With over 300 attendees, it was a big success in thinking about how mental health stigma can be tackled in schools.
17 August 2018
What are student health priorities
In March 2018, at a Student Success Festival, HW spoke with students at Middlesex University to find out what their health priorities were. We found out that the top priority for students were mental health services followed by access to GP services.
6 August 2018