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Training for Healthwatch Members

Healthwatch members undertook Adult and Children Safeguarding and Enter and View training as the first stage to becoming authorised Enter and View Representatives for Healthwatch Gloucestershire.  The training was facilitated by Colette O'Neill from the Safeguarding Adults Team, Dave Wasley representing Gloucestershire Safeguarding Childrens Board and Barbara Piranty from Healthwatch Gloucestershire.  


Have Your Say on Cross-Border Care

The Welsh Affairs Committee has announced a short inquiry into Cross-border health arrangements between England and Wales. Since the Committee last examined this issue in 2009 there has been increasing divergence between the healthcare systems of England and Wales, which has implications for patients in border areas who rely on healthcare facilities on the other side of the border. Read more. Click here to have your say. The deadline for written submissions is noon on Wednesday 20 August.

Healthwatch Gloucestershire 1st Annual General Meeting

Over 60 people attended Healthwatch Gloucestershire’s first Annual General Meeting held on 17th June at Kingsholm Rugby Club.  Claire Feehily and Barbara Piranty, Chair and Chief Executive of Healthwatch Gloucestershire, presented the 2013/14 Annual Report to the meeting and summarised the progress made in the first year.

The Keynote Speaker, Alun Davies (MBE) Healthwatch England Board Member, detailed the priority areas for Healthwatch England and the important role Local Healthwatch has in feeding into these national issues. Click here to read more

Photograph shows attendees from Stroud District Youth Council.

Have your say

  • Healthwatch England complaints survey.  Complete the survey and give your views on complaints about health and care services

  • Public Health England Conversation on health inequalitiesJoin the conversation and have your say.

  • Part 2 of National Midwifery Council Consultation. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is consulting on a new model of revalidation for nurses and midwives. Find out more. Access the online consultation here. Consultation will close on Monday 11th August 2014.

  • The Department of Health is asking for views on the draft regulations and guidance for Part 1 of the 2014 Care Act. The consultation is open until Friday 15 August and centres on the changes that will come into effect from April 2015. To find out more and have your say, please click here.

  • Gloucestershire County Council is seeking the views of the public about local sexual health services. The results are anonymous and will be used to inform the sexual health needs assessment for Gloucestershire. This will then help to shape sexual health services in Gloucestershire. The survey is open until 31st July 2014. To find out more and access the survey, please click here.


Jul 15 2014

Cheltenham Borough Carers' Forum

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

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