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Gloucestershire resident Brian urges people to speak up

Brian, from Highnam near Gloucester, is encouraging others to speak out as part of the ‘What Would You do?’ campaign run by local Healthwatch across the country. The campaign aims to encourage people to share their views on how extra money from the Government should...

Pastures new for CEO Mary Curran

Staff and volunteers bid a fond farewell today to Healthwatch Gloucestershire's parent company Chief Executive Officer Mary Curran as she leaves to take on a national role. Mary joined the team in April 2018 to oversee the strategic development of Evolving Communities...

“Volunteering has improved my mental health”

A man from Stroud who has been unable to work due to mental health problems is encouraging others to consider volunteering to help boost their self-esteem. 41-year-old Ben Keyte has suffered with mental health issues for the last 20 years, resulting in him being...

Healthwatch network reveals top priorities for 2019

GPs, dentists and other primary care services most common issue to be explored Needs of children and young people to feature strongly Mental health and social care appear in the top five for third year in a row To mark the start of 2019, Healthwatch England has...

Research into end of life care in Gloucestershire published

Patients and their families in Gloucestershire say better information needs to be provided for local people around end of life care, according to the latest findings from the county’s independent health and social care champion. Healthwatch Gloucestershire’s End of...

Mental health research launches in Gloucestershire

A campaign has been launched by Healthwatch Gloucestershire to find out about people's experiences of mental health services in the county - in a bid to help improve support for patients and their families. Over a quarter of all feedback given to Healthwatch...

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