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Health and Social care inequalities for new migrant communities


Evidence shows that physical and mental health outcomes are worse for people who are not born within the UK.

Inequalities
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Final Report

Issues with ordering repeat prescriptions


In 2017 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Kirklees stopped automatic repeat prescriptions in an attempt to cut down on medicines waste.

When we go out into the Kirklees community we have heard a couple of stories that we wanted to share.

General Practitioner (GP)

Are there issues with changes to continuing health care funding


In the last 6 months we have heard stories from people who have had their Continuing Health Care packages changed and replaced with social care support instead. This is often for people with long term, severe illness.

Social care Long term health conditions
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Closure of ESA Huddersfield assessment centre


Healthwatch Kirklees received written confirmation from the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) that the Huddersfield Assessment Centre for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Work Capability Assessments (WCA) was expected to close in June/July 2018.

We have now been told that the Huddersfield Assessment Centre has been closed from 10th September 2018.

Social care
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