Healthwatch bulletin (17 July 2020)

Healthwatch bulletin on health and social care & COVID-19 (17 July 2020)

We hope you are all keeping well.

Welcome to our regular update covering health an social care and COVID-19. This is attached as a separate document that you can click on and open.

Healthwatch update 17.7.20

(A) Healthwatch activities:

– We have launched our new survey asking for your experiences of dental services during COVID-19 lockdown (after 25 March), and views about the future (enter a prize draw for completing the survey).

– We have published three new reports. Two reports describing the outcomes of our visits to local hospitals in 2019-2020. A third report in which we have examined the data on COVID-19 to see what this actually means for our city.

– A reminder about our new care home forum. A chance for friends and family of care home residents to come together and share their experiences and ideas.

– a Blog by Sir Robert Francis, Healthwatch England Chair.

– updated guides to seeing a GP or dentist.

(B) Health and Social care updates, including:

– A new survey for people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities to share their experiences of COVID-19

– Lots of information about GPs including resumption of certain services, and reports looking at the future.

– Guidance on the different types of coronavirus testing available

– Face coverings in shops and supermarkets from 24 July

– COVID-19, cancer, and the impacts on young people

(C) Local COVID data: including

– Changes to local data on COVID and updated statistics published by the Council.

(D) COVID: government update: including data on COVID-19 and an update from the test and trace national testing programme.

We have also included recent government announcements on:

– Coronavirus outbreak frequently asked questions on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak.

– £3bn for NHS to prepare for possible second wave

– Boris Johnson sets out plan for ‘significant normality’ by Christmas

– Eat Out to Help Out Scheme: promotional materials, how to register your establishment for the Scheme, and how to get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Scheme.

– How tests and testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19) work

– PPE portal: how to order emergency personal protective equipment

– COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection. Added updated translations.

– Government confirms allocations of £500 million additional funding for councils to help deliver essential services for residents during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

(E) Resources, advice, and information

(1) Information about a free training course – dealing with stress and anxiety.

(2) Mental Health support.

 

(F) As always, we have included links to Healthwatch guidance on health and social care.

Healthwatch website. Information is available in a variety of formats and our fully accessible COVID-19 webpage can be accessed via: https://covid.reciteme.com/healthwatchbrightonandhove/

All the best

Healthwatch Team
01273 234 041

Healthwatch website. Information is available in a variety of formats and our fully accessible COVID-19 webpage can be accessed via: https://covid.reciteme.com/healthwatchbrightonandhove/

 

All the best
Healthwatch Team
01273 234 041

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove
Community Base
113 Queens Road Brighton
BN1 3XG
01273 23 40 41
office@healthwatchbrightonandhove.co.uk
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