Healthwatch Reading acts to support families hit by suicide

Posted 10/09/2013

Families in Reading left reeling by suicides of loved ones will receive better support in the future, thanks to action by Healthwatch Reading. The town’s independent health watchdog today (September 10) launches a new guide, Support after Suicide, after it found that families of people who had killed themselves after being recently discharged from Prospect […]

Suicide and Patient Safety – A Healthwatch Reading report

Posted 02/09/2013

Healthwatch Reading today publish their report on ‘Issues raised by the community regarding the number of suicide’s and patient safety at Prospect Park Hospital in Reading’. This two year project began as an investigation into the number of suicides at Prospect Park Hospital and through local peoples feedback evolved to identify gaps in support for […]

Healthwatch Reading meet with RBH

Posted 06/08/2013

Healthwatch Reading met with the lead for patient engagement from the Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH) to discuss patient feedback and their recent Friends and family test scores. Healthwatch Reading sought assurances that the quality of care at the RBH is of a high standard and that patient feedback was being acted upon. Their test scores […]

Local people influence home care rethink

Posted 19/07/2013

Homecare agencies will be compelled to provide a better service to older and vulnerable people, thanks to a project co-run by Healthwatch Reading.

Healthwatch Reading Board Elected!

Posted 02/07/2013

Healthwatch Reading held its first AGM on Monday 1st July 2013 at which the first Healthwatch Reading Board was elected. Board Members will be expected to shape and drive the work of Healthwatch Reading. They will be strategic and influence policy, planning, commissioning and delivery of health and social care.

Healthwatch Reading is here!

Posted 01/05/2013

Wednesday 17 April 2013 saw the launch of Healthwatch Reading, the new consumer champion for health and social care in Reading.

The new independent consumer champion Healthwatch launches across England

Posted 01/04/2013

Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion for health and social care and launches across England from 1st April. The network is made up of the nationally-focused Healthwatch England leading 152 community-focused local Healthwatch. Together they form the Healthwatch network, working closely to ensure consumers’ views are represented both locally and nationally. This is the first time a national champion has been set up with independent statutory powers to act on behalf of both adults and children.

Healthwatch Reading gains Charity status

Posted 25/03/2013

On the 22 March 2013 we are pleased to announce that Healthwatch Reading was granted Charity status. Reading was among the first local Healthwatch to achieve this status.