Healthwatch Gloucestershire Local voices improving local health and social care

Board Meeting in Public 

Tuesday 29th July 2014

doors open from 12.30 for 1pm - 3pm meeting

St Edwards Hall, The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, GL54 1AF

Please call to book your place on 0800 652 5193

or email

Everyone Welcome!

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Healthwatch needs your views on hospital discharge

At Healthwatch Gloucestershire, we know from the comments we hear that people’s experiences of being discharged from hospital can vary widely. We are focusing on this issue at the moment, and will be sharing our findings with health and social care services in Gloucestershire to highlight where things are going well and demonstrate where things need to improve.

If you have an experience to share, good or bad, we would love to hear from you. The more information you can give us (the name of the hospital, the month you or the person you care for were discharged) the more helpful this will be in making a difference.

We are particularly keen to hear about the experiences of people with dementia during their stay in hospital. So if you are a carer or have a loved one with dementia who has recently been in hospital, do get in touch with us, by emailing

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.

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.

  • The Neurological Alliance has launched its inaugural neurological patient experience survey.The survey is the first of its kind for the neurological community. It aims to collect vital information about the experiences of care received by people affected by neurological conditions and help The Neurological Alliance to understand how much progress has been made in improving neurological services. The survey is open until 15 September 2014. To find out more and access the survey, please click here.



Aug 07 2014

Gloucestershire Wheelchair Service User Group

Time: 12 noon - 12.30pm

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  • Stay safe in a heat wave
    25 July 2014

    With the fine summer weather the county has been enjoying recently, it’s a good opportunity for Gloucestershire residents to look for more information and tips on how to deal with heat wave conditions.

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