Look before you flush – tell your GP if you notice blood in your pee

If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s just the once, you should see your doctor. That’s the message supported by NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG and…

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Meet our new Chief Executive Helen Wright

We are pleased to announce that Helen Wright will take on the role of Chief Executive for Healthwatch in Kirklees & Calderdale from 16th July 2018. Helen was part of the team that established Healthwatch…

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How can patients have a say in the NHS?

Watch the video below to find out how your voice can change the NHS.

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Jeremy Hunt responds to proposed changes to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Jeremy Hunt has replied to Kirklees and Calderdale Joint Health Scrutiny Committee regarding the proposed changes to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.  To see the letter from the Health Secretary click the link below: HRI Jeremy Hunt…

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Healthwatch welcomes over £1m to clear backlog in demand for wheelchairs in Calderdale and Kirklees

Kirklees and Calderdale have committed to invest over £1,086,409 by September 2018 to clear a backlog in demand for wheelchairs. Issues with the wheelchair service, currently run by contractor Opcare were first raised in November…

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Kirklees residents urged to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes

Kirklees residents are being urged to eat healthily and be more active in order to help reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes during Diabetes Prevention Week (16-22 April 2018). It is estimated that nearly…

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GPs are here for you, longer

People living in the Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area will be able to visit a GP after work and on weekends under a new scheme being launched at the end of the month….

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Hypermobility West Yorkshire

Healthwatch Calderdale is leading a Yorkshire-wide project on hypermobility.  It wishes to develop an understanding of the health and social care experiences of people with hypermobility syndromes.  In the first instance it is looking for…

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Would you be happy to share your experience of choosing a care home?

Background The CQC is planning a new campaign aimed at people who are choosing care at home or care home for themselves or a loved one. The campaign aims to raise awareness of CQC, its…

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West Yorkshire Pathfinder – Health Technology for Hearing & Visual Impairment

Do you know of someone (or a group), who has one of or both of these sensory impairments, that might like to get involved in this exciting next phase of making access to NHS services…

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