During November and December 2018 staff and volunteers at Healthwatch Newham visited 8 supported living services. Findings and recommendations of these Enter & View visits can be found in the report here.
Review of Mental Health Services
During 2018 we engaged with mental health support groups to hear feedback from service users of mental health services. Read our report here.
Older People's Access to GP Services
Read our report, written by Age UK East London, about older people accessing GP services and some of the obstacles they face. Read the report here.
Engaging with Young People
Healthwatch Newham engaged with young people from Newvic College, University of East London and National Citizen Service to obtain feedback regarding their experiences with Health and Social Care services in Newham. Read the report here.
What has the NHS planned for the next 10 years?
The NHS Long Term Plan outlines how additional NHS funding will be spent to ensure, that over the next 10 years, the health service is fit for the future. Some of the ambitious changes are centred on prevention, staffing and tackling inequality with the largest funding increases directed at GPs, mental health and community care. Read more here
Read Our Leaflet on Why GPs Sometimes Charge Fees
Find answers to why GPs sometimes charge fees and what to expect in our leaflet. Additional information on why GPs charge and BMA guidelines can be found online.
Healthwatch Newham Open Meeting - September 2018
Over 50 people attended Healthwatch Newham’s event on Thursday 20 September, to hear the new Mayor talk about her vision. Mayor Fiaz said she was very concerned about loneliness and the health and wellbeing of young people. Councillor Easter said that “all feedback is a gift and all that can be heard by Healthwatch.” Read more
Healthwatch Newham Annual Report
The Healthwatch Newham Annual Report 2017-2018 is now available. You can view it here. Find out about our community partners, how we reached people and gathered views from Newham residents.