What's new from Healthwatch Kirklees

Lets Talk Maternity: when should contraception be discussed with pregnant women?

December 1, 2020

Do you have a view about when midwives should discuss future contraception with women who are expecting a baby? Should … Read more

Latest NHS England guidance regarding NHS dental care

December 1, 2020

We are receiving many questions about how people can register with or receive treatment from an NHS dental practice currently. … Read more

Could you help the development of new digital tools for patients with angina?

November 9, 2020

Researchers from the University of Huddersfield with links to the local NHS trusts have been developing a new digital tool … Read more

Reports Hub


To gather a full understanding of the experience of health and care services during the Covid-19 outbreak, over a period over of 12 weeks (end of May to end of August 2020) Healthwatch Kirklees used a variety of different engagement approaches and tools including a survey and virtual focus groups to talk to people living and working in Kirklees.

By Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale
Covid-19

Healthwatch Calderdale has now published its Hypermobility Syndromes report – thank you to everybody who took part.

The purpose of our project was to collect the voices of adults with hypermobility syndromes in Yorkshire and the Humber in order to develop an understanding of their health and social care experiences. 

There was also an opportunity for participants to tell us anything else that they felt was relevant to their experience of their condition.

We had over 250 responses to the survey – thank you to everyone who took part. 

National work

We are looking to engage with children and young people in Kirklees and Calderdale to find out their experiences with NHS Health and Social care services. We want to make sure your voice is heard, regardless of your age, on services such as GP’s, Dentist, mental health services, and even opticians to make sure they are accessible and friendly for children.

By Rio Kisjantoro
Children and Young People

Volunteer with us!

Are you someone who’s friendly and approachable and can work as part of a team?

Is it important to you to give good customer service and support other to people to make positive changes and have their voice heard? Do you enjoy learning new things? Could you support Healthwatch Kirklees by sharing your skills and enthusiasm?

Do you have a few hours or some spare time to share to help to make positive changes in your local area?

Read more about volunteering here

Looking for more general advice about health care services?

Find links to information about finding a dentist, registering for a GP, Accessing your medical records and much more!

Helpful information and useful links

All the latest COVID-19 information and guidance

We collate as much information and guidance about COVID-19 as we can. National and local government guidance as well as links for health services affected. Contact us if you think there is anything missing or you have any questions regarding the information. 

 

COVID-19 FAQ