Vulnerable patients and their families suffering harrowing ordeals due to poor hospital discharge

Patients are being sent home alone, afraid and unable to cope and in some cases without their relatives or carers being told, resulting in devastating consequences, according to a report by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman published today.

11, May 2016

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Voices heard in March

Our March Voices summary is now available

22, April 2016

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Changes to the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service

From April 2016 SCAS will be providing NEPTS for patients registered with a GP in the Thames Valley region

21, April 2016

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NHS England backs GPs with increased funding

We're delighted to hear the news today that NHS England plans to invest an additional £2.4 billion into GP practices per year by 2021.

21, April 2016

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Mental Health Discharge Headings

Mental Health Discharge Summary headings are currently being updated by the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) and the Royal College of Psychiatry.

21, April 2016

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Dignity in Care Annual Review

Our Dignity in Care project annual review is published today

12, April 2016

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Buckinghamshire Sexual Health Strategy 2016-2021

Sexual health services in Buckinghamshire  have developed a digital approach to our strategy development and a clear vision with 5 overarching ambitions.  This strategy is currently in the consultation phase, and we welcome your views! This survey is now closed. Read more about the Buckinghamshire Sexual Health Strategy

22, March 2016

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CQC to inspect South Central Ambulance Service this May

The Care Quality Commission will inspect South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) NHS Foundation Trust in May 2016. This will be a full inspection.

17, March 2016

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Your Community Your Care

Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust (BHT) is running a series of workshops seeking people’s views about how they might best deliver care closer to home for the future, in line with national initiatives. BHT will commence their programme of engagement in Thame on the 7th April and a further five sessions run until the 12th May.

16, March 2016

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John Hampden Surgery rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

The second surgery to receive this rating under the new inspection regime

3, March 2016

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Meningitis B vaccine concerns

Recent media attention has caused many people to be worried about Meningitis B. So here we thought we would offer some perspective on this issue.

23, February 2016

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The future of Urgent Care

Healthwatch Bucks has joined the Urgent and Emergency Care Network for the Thames Valley

22, February 2016

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Your feedback on dentistry presented to Bucks CC

We shared your feedback on Dentistry services in Bucks with the Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee at Bucks County Council

3, February 2016

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How to become a Dementia Friend

Healthwatch Bucks is delighted to support the Dementia Friends initiative.

20, January 2016

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So What Does It All Mean? Part 2

The second part of our Health and Social Care jargon buster

11, January 2016

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Social Media Awareness Project for Young People

Are you a young person living in Bucks? Have you or any of your friends been bullied through social media? Do you think social media can affect our mental health?

7, January 2016

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Responses to the Mazars Report on Southern Health Foundation Trust

A number of organisations have published responses to the Mazars Report on Southern Health Foundation Trust

5, January 2016

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12 ways local Healthwatch have made a difference in 2015

A new entry at number 9

18, December 2015

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Southern Health Foundation Trust in the news

Our response to recent news coverage of "failures" Southern Health Foundation Trust

14, December 2015

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