HealthWatch

HealthWatch

(1) A British watchdog organisation—formerly, Quackbusters and Campaign Against Health Fraud—dedicated to evaluating the validity, or lack thereof, of alternative healthcare methods.
(2) A new independent national body with the power to monitor the NHS and to refer patients’ concerns to a wide range of authorities. It will represent the interests of patients as consumers, in strategic commissioning, pursue and refer patient complaints and contribute to national public debate on the NHS.
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The Healthwatch team are dedicated ensure your voices are heard on health and social care services.
HEALTHWATCH Cheshire West is urging residents to take part in a special inquiry in to what happens when people are discharged from a hospital, care home or secure mental health setting, through a series of focus groups.
Have your say on health services INDEPENDENT health watchdog Healthwatch has begun consulting on plans to integrate Solihull's urgent care services.
The Department of Health (DH) has confirmed the first group of 75 Local HealthWatch patient advocacy groups in England named, part of the HealthWatch England scheme.
Much of the company's success in pharmacy can be attributed to such comprehensive programs as SDM's Healthwatch, a computer system designed specifically for SDM.
IF Healthwatch Ltd's blurb is to be believed its products are little short of medical miracles.
Healthwatch Sandwell has launched a project to help influence the commissioning of support services for adult carers in the area.
A report by Healthwatch Newcastle found that cervical screening uptake was low in areas of Newcastle which are deprived.
Patient group Healthwatch Kirklees issued an amnesty in February for people who had been hoarding medical equipment at home.
Healthwatch Newcastle has been awarded the community grant, which recognises groups that have delivered excellence in patient and public par ticipation.
HEALTHWATCH Middlesbrough is a patient and service user voice organisation.