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18.12.2019

Where can I go for help when I am ill this winter?

Feeling unwell? Read on for advice about where you can go for help with your health during the winter months. Cold weather can trigger or worsen health problems, so it’s important that you know where…

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03.12.2019

Where can I go for support for my mental health as a parent?

mum and baby at picnic

Fear can hold parents back from seeking help when they are experiencing a mental problem but it’s important to speak up. We’ve pulled together a number of services for parents in need of support for…

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03.12.2019

How can you find an NHS dentist?

Everyone should be able to get the care and advice they need to keep their teeth healthy.  Many people tell Healthwatch England they face  issues accessing dental care, and it’s not always easy to find…

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02.12.2019

What should I do if my GP removes me from their list?

If you’re removed from your GP practice’s list, you may need to register with another GP practice. Removal of patients from GP lists GP practices may apply to remove patients from their list if the…

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02.12.2019

NICE need people to join their quality standards advisory committee.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produces guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, and provide social care support. The guidance is based on…

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02.12.2019

Help us, Help you

The NHS’ winter campaign – ‘Help Us, Help You’ – is here to help make it easier to understand the things you can do to manage your health during winter and get the best out…

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29.11.2019

Are you having trouble finding an NHS funded dentist? Read our tips on what to do if you’re facing problems.

Everyone should be able to get the care and advice they need to keep their teeth healthy. But more than two million adults in England are unable to see an NHS dentist, according to the…

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20.11.2019

What people have told the Healtwatch network this quarter

Thousands of people share their experiences of health and care with Healthwatch every month. Between July and September 2019, Healthwatch England received over 10,500 people’s experiences of using health and social care from our network….

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13.11.2019

Only 19% of people are able to identify the low risk drinking guidelines of 14 units.

The Chief Medical Officers’ (CMOs’) alcohol guidelines for both men and women recommend that we drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week, spread out over three or more days. One unit equals 10ml…

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06.11.2019

More focus needed on how people travel to and from NHS services

Together with two leading charities, Healthwatch England (HWE) are raising awareness of the issues people facing travelling to and from NHS services. HWE will be working with NHS England to support their new national review…

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