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30.10.2019

Are you passionate about women’s health advocacy?

Could you lead the broad range of lay voices that support the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ work to improve women’s health? The RCOG is recruiting a new honorary Women’s Voices Lead (WVL) to…

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23.10.2019

Go Straight to NHS 111 campaign launched

Patients are being encouraged to use the NHS 111 if they are unsure which service to use. If you think you need medical help right now you can call 111 from any phone. This service…

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15.10.2019

New CQC report published on State of Care

Today the Care Quality Commission published their annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England. The report found that quality ratings have been maintained overall – but people’s experience of care…

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14.10.2019

New platform launched to support mental health

Public Health England (PHE), in partnership with the NHS, launched Every Mind Matters to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others. It is increasingly…

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09.10.2019

Preventing the next fracture guide launched

There are an estimated half a million fragility fractures in the UK each year, many of which could be prevented with earlier diagnosis. Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more…

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09.10.2019

Understanding the impact of miscarriage on your mental health

Last year, thousands of women told Healthwatch about their experiences of mental health problems during and after pregnancy – including those who lost their babies. As part of Baby Loss Awareness Week, we’re sharing stories…

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07.10.2019

Multi gene testing at diagnosis, for all breast cancer patients, could save lives.

Eve researcher Dr Ranjit Manchanda, published a lifetime model evaluating the financial, health and social impact of multi-gene testing (BRCA1/2/PALB2) at diagnosis for all breast cancer patients which was found to be extremely cost effective….

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30.09.2019

It is never too late to stop smoking

No matter how long you’ve smoked for, no matter how many cigarettes you smoke a day, your health will start to improve as soon as you quit. Some health benefits are immediate, some are longer-term,…

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24.09.2019

Whiston Hospital Ward Visits

Earlier this year, Healthwatch Halton, Healthwatch Knowsley and Healthwatch St Helens carried out a joint visit to Whiston Hospital. The purpose was to gather the views of patients and visitors to the Hospital. Enter &…

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24.09.2019

Organ donation law in England is changing

What is changing? From spring 2020, organ donation in England will move to an ‘opt out’ system. You may also hear it referred to as ‘Max and Keira’s Law’. This means that all adults in England will…

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