Healthwatch England Annual report 2018

Healthwatch England Annual report Video summary of Annual report In his first annual report to Parliament as Chair of Healthwatch, Sir Robert Francis looks beyond health and social care performance statistics to explore how people are experiencing care day-to-day across England. Drawing on evidence from 406,567 people, over the last year Healthwatch has looked at … Read more

Adult Social Care Local Account 2018

How did the city’s Adult Social Care services perform in 2017/18?   Find out in the Health & Adult Social Care Local Account. Adult social care Local Account 2018

Healthwatch Quarterly Intelligence review

Check out our latest Intelligence review, examining current health trends in Brighton and Hove and identifying key issues to inform our workplan: Healthwatch Quarterly Intelligence review – December 2018      

GP numbers in Brighton and Hove continue to fall

Latest figures from NHS Digital (June 2018) indicate there are fewer GPs serving patients in the city. An equivalent of 128 FTE GPs are serving 317,976 registered patients. This works out as 2487 registered patients per FTE GP a much higher ratio than the 1783 for England.

Prevalence of substance use by young people in Brighton and Hove

Talk to your teenage child about alcohol, drugs and smoking. Brighton and Hove has some of the highest rates of cannabis use, smoking and alcohol consumption among young people in the country. 15% of 15 year olds in Brighton and Hove currently smoke, which is the highest rate in England. Almost a quarter (24%) have … Read more

Coroner’s verdict on Joan Blaber’s death at Royal Sussex County hospital

The Coroner’s verdict of ‘serious failings’ at Royal Sussex County led to death of Joan Blaber at Royal Sussex County hospital last year. See the report on BBC South East Today and Healthwatch’s CEO David Liley’s comments (3:30) on the improvements in health and safety at the hospital: BBC South East Today Joan Blaber Coroner’s … Read more

Healthwatch Equality Impact Assessment 2018

How well does Healthwatch’s work reach the diverse population of Brighton and Hove? Find out in our annual review of how effectively our work gathers patient opinion from the population of Brighton and Hove and disadvantaged groups. Equality Impact Assessment 2018

Drink Free Days

A Public Health England campaign is urging people between the ages of 45 and 65 to have regular “drink-free” days. Middle-aged drinkers are more likely than other age group to drink more than the recommended 14 units a week. A YouGov poll also shows that they find cutting back on alcohol far harder than eating … Read more

Launch of our Annual Report 2018

This year the launch of our Annual Report was a grand affair. Dee Simpson – Mayor of Brighton and Hove – hosted the event in the Mayor’s Parlour at Brighton Town Hall on the 12th July. On hand to receive the report was a special guest, Imelda Redmond, the Director of Healthwatch England. This is always … Read more

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