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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*Posture and mobility service survey apology*

Opcare recently sent out a survey seeking views about their service. Please see their statement below: “We have carried similar surveys in the past in order to highlight areas for improvement of the service using…

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Joint Committee of the 11 Clinical Commissioning Groups

In November 2016 West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (also known as the STP) published a draft plan for the area.  You can read this here.  This plan describes how health and care…

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Don’t need your GP appointment? Cancel it!

Figures provided by GP practices suggest that more than 6,000 GP appointments are missed across Kirklees every month. In 2014, figures from NHS England suggested that more than twelve million GP appointments are missed each…

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