1. Report -

  2. Report -

    Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent Advisory Board Meeting Public Minutes – 20 January 2021
  3. Report -

    This has been scoped with our mental health group and we have contacted key stakeholders to obtain an update on local strategies and services. This will be moved forward to our 2021/22 work plan.
  4. Report -

    HW Advisory Public Board meetings include an opportunity for members of the public to feedback issues about local
    Health and Social Care issues at the end of the meeting.
  5. Report -

    Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent Public HAB Minutes 13 October 2020 at 10am via Zoom
  6. Report -

    Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent Advisory Board Meeting Public Papers.
  7. Report -

    Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent Advisory Board Public Agenda 13 October 2020 at 10 am to 11.15 am
  8. Report -

    Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent Public HAB 21 July 2020 at 12pm Minutes
  9. Report -

    Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent Advisory BoardPublic Agenda 21 July 2020 at 12 pm to 1 pm
  10. Report -

    Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent Advisory Board Meeting Public Papers
  11. Report -

    Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent Advisory Board Meeting

  12. Report -

    Health Advisory Board Meeting Wednesday 11 September 2019 - Meeting-Agenda
  13. Report -

    Health Advisory Board (HAB) Public Meeting held on Wednesday 11 September 2019 - Minutes
  14. Report -

    Health and Wellbeing Board update
  15. Report -

  16. Report -

    Health Advisory Board (HAB) Meeting held on Wednesday 20 February 2019
  17. Blog -

    The changes made in services as a response to the pandemic has impacted how people across the nation could access health and social care services. Access became more difficult for some due to digital exclusion, lengthy back logs and new safety restrictions.
  18. Blog -

    Thanks to people sharing their experiences around the challenges to access a local dentist with us over the last year, we’ve helped the Government and the local Dental Network stay informed of the barriers that people across Stoke-on-Trent are facing when seeking dental care.
  19. News -

    We’re still at high temperatures this summer, and we want to go over the importance of keeping cool in this heat. Below you will find we have collected advice from organisations such as NHS England and Staffordshire Fire & Rescue.
  20. Advice and Information -

    Engaging Communities Solutions (CIC) is contracted by Stoke-on-Trent City Council to deliver Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent.
  21. News -

    Each September is a global opportunity to raise awareness, educate, support and to challenge the stigma surrounding Alzheimer's disease and all the types of dementia.
  22. Advice and Information -

    Managing your health online isn't always simple. So we have put together a guide to walk you through booking and cancelling your blood tests online through the UHNM Patient Connect online booking system.
  23. News -

    Our CEO responds to the death of Queen Elizabeth II
  24. News -

    In her speech to the Conservative Party Conference today, the health secretary repeated much of what she had announced on 22 September in ‘Our Plan for Patients’, with slightly less rigid language over patient access to GPs.
  25. News -

    Last week, we hosted our Annual Public Meeting in the Jubilee Hall. But, in case you missed it, we’ve put together a summary of the event.
  26. News -

    If you have concerns or ideas on how to improve the community's health and wellbeing, join one of ECS's upcoming Stoke Citizens Inquiry Community Events.
  27. News -

    Pregnancy is a major life event for any family. It can be joyful and fulfilling but also challenging. We’re launching a national survey to understand if care works for new mothers and birthing parents. Share your story.
  28. Advice and Information -

    There is a variety of local support available to help you through the cost of living crisis this winter.
  29. News -

    Locally and nationally, there are stories of people experiencing delays in the ambulances reaching them and then of delays when reaching hospital of being handed over to Accident and Emergency Department, sometimes with tragic outcomes.
  30. Report -

    Find out what people in Stoke-on-Trent had shared of their experiences with NHS dentistry services over the last couple of years.
  31. News -

    If you are looking to share your stories and experiences of local health and social care services with us over Christmas, keep in mind our opening hours and other ways to get in touch.
  32. News -

    The number of people avoiding an NHS appointment because they can’t afford travel almost doubled between October and December as the cost of living crisis is forcing many to change how they use health and care services.

    Over a third (39%) of people say the changes they have made to their lives due to the cost of living crisis have affected their mental health.

    • Women are disproportionately affected by spiralling costs, with 35% saying their mental health has got worse over the last two months, compared to 26% of men.
  33. Advice and Information -

    The continuing cost of living crisis is adversely affecting people's physical and mental wellbeing, with vulnerable people and those on lower incomes hit the hardest.
  34. News -

    Many of you may be concerned with more planned industrial action. People may also be anxious about what to should do during the industrial action periods if they need to access health care.
  35. Advice and Information -

    With NHS staff holding industrial action this winter, this article aims to help answer common questions and find out from NHS providers any likely impact in the area.
  36. News -

    One in five people we spoke to with a GP referral for specialist care had bounced back to general practice. This suggests potentially serious issues with referral processes. Healthwatch England are calling for more to be done to understand people’s experience of getting a referral.
  37. Blog -

    According to The Encephalitis Society, 77% of people do not know what encephalitis is. We want to help improve the encephalitis awareness through sharing information from The Encephalitis Society and the NHS.
  38. Blog -

    Last week, the team continued to work hard on the long-term condition priority project, which was determined as our annual priority thanks to the local Stokies sharing their primary health and social care concerns with us.
  39. News -

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC), has published a report following an inspection of services run by West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) in November.
  40. News -

    Each year, your local Healthwatch puts together a work programme that reflects the health and social care needs of the area.
  41. News -

    Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent appeals for more people to feedback on NHS care.
  42. News -

    The UK government will be testing their new Emergency Alerts service this Sunday 23 April 2023 at 3pm.
  43. Advice and Information -

    Throughout this coming May there will be multiple bank holidays, meaning that some services, including ourselves, will be closed or opening with reduced hours.
  44. News -

    When asked if they had a good understanding of gynaecological issues before it happened to them or a friend or family member:
    • Only 5% said they had a good understanding of gynaecological cancers
    • Only 7% said they had a good understanding of gynaecological symptoms
    • 5% said they had a good understanding of HPV (human papilloma virus)
    • 15% said they had a good understanding of cervical screening
  45. Blog -

    This case study covers a local residents experience of being a patient at A&E, from first point of call and throughout their 21 hours of waiting.
  46. News -

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust it must make improvements in maternity services at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, after an inspection in March sees its overall rating move from good to requires improvement.  
  47. Report -

    We spoke to 197 people in Stoke-on-Trent who are living with a long-term condition(s) to find out more about their experiences.
  48. Report -

    Together we’re making health and social care better.
  49. Report -

    This report provides an analysis of Parkinson’s Provision in and around Stoke-
    on-Trent from a service user perspective.