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Adult Autism in Kirklees

Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale were contacted by a few adults with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) who were concerned about complications around diagnosis and accessing services locally.

Long term health conditions Inequalities

Launching the carers lanyard

Carers Lanyard: Healthwatch Kirklees launch a project to distribute carer lanyards to health and social settings throughout Kirklees.

By Clare Costello
Unpaid carers General Practitioner (GP) Social care Engagement Carers Carers lanyard Care homes
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Health and care experiences of Kirklees residents during the Covid-19 outbreak

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 Engagement

One care home, one GP

In 2017, Healthwatch Kirklees completed engagement with residents, carers and staff in care homes relating to a proposal to allocate one GP practice to each individual care home, rather than having multiple GP practices serving each home. In September 2020, Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (GHCCG) & North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group (NKCCG) began to allocate one or more GP practices to work with each nursing or residential home in Kirklees based on national guidance provided by NHS England. This gave Healthwatch Kirklees the opportunity to see how our previous findings and recommendations had shaped this new way of working.

By Katherine Sharp
General Practitioner (GP) Social care

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