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24.08.2019

Health And Social Care Committee Launch Inquiry Into Dental Services

Background Dentistry has been a part of the NHS since its inception in 1948. In 1951, charges for dentures, the first charges of any kind for NHS treatment, were introduced. Other charges were later introduced…

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21.08.2019

How To Support Someone Living With Dementia In Hot Weather

How To Support Someone Living With Dementia In Hot Weather Dehydration is a common challenge for older people, especially those with dementia. The warmer weather can cause discomfort, dehydration and distress. Visit the Alzheimer’s Society…

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20.08.2019

What Should You Expect When It Comes To Care For Your Teeth?

Living in a care home can increase your risk of oral health problems. This could be because you have a long-term condition like arthritis, which can make using a toothbrush more difficult. Or if you…

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29.07.2019

How Can Services Learn From People’s Experience Of A&E?

High quality care is people’s top priority when visiting A&E, not how long they need to wait. So how can emergency care services learn from people’s experiences? 8,500 people’s views,to Healthwatch England, has shown that…

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29.07.2019

Six Ways Health Services Can Improve Waiting Rooms

Here are six steps that people have told Healthwatch health and social care services can take to provide a better environment while they wait. Nearly a third of patients routinely spend more than 15 minutes…

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27.07.2019

Warrington And Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Rated Good

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the services provided by Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as Good overall, following inspections in March, April and May 2019. Previously it was rated Requires Improvement….

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24.07.2019

Know Your Numbers

Our Community Outreach and Engagement staff are now trained to conduct Atrial fibrillation checks, using a quick an easy portable method. Atrial fibrillation is a condition which is under diagnosed and under-treated in the North…

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23.07.2019

Women Urged To Attend Cervical Screening After 20-Year Low

North West Women Are Being Urged To Attend Their Cervical Screening As Part Of Public Health England’s Cervical Screening Saves Lives Campaign That Launched Earlier This Year. Figures show around 407 women are diagnosed with cervical…

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23.07.2019

Parents Called On To Make Sure Children Are Up To Date With Vaccinations

Public Health experts are calling on North West residents to use the recent Greater Manchester measles outbreak as a reminder of the importance of vaccines.  In early 2019, there were 47 confirmed measles cases across…

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20.07.2019

Healthwatch Report Reveals The Changes People Want To See To Local Services In Halton

Healthwatch Halton has today published a report outlining the public’s views on the NHS Long Term Plan. The NHS has produced a Long Term Plan, setting out all the things it wants health services to…

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