A major new public health campaign urges parents to consult a pharmacist first for minor illness, instead of GP or A&E.Read full article
The Government are proposing to change the eligibility criteria for the Blue Badge scheme to include people with non-physical conditions. The government believes that the Blue Badge scheme should not discriminate in principle between physical and non-physical disabilities.Read full article
8 out of 10 people say they would want to donate their organs and tissue after their death, most people never register to be organ donors.
The government plans to change the organ donation system to an 'opt-out' system.Read full article
NHS England has come out with a second consultation listing many items of medication which it thinks are of low value and therefore should no longer be available by prescription from GPs. During the previous consultation on another list of medication there was debate about the impact of this, esRead full article
Practical guides to help disabled patients to access GP online services have been published by NHS England. These guides are aimed at supporting people with sight loss, hearing loss, autism or learning disabilities.
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The government has published proposals to improve mental health support for children and young people in England - Over £300 million has been made available to fund them.Read full article
We have published a report which looks at patient centred communication on hospital wards. During these visits we recorded observations and spoke to 72 patients, 24 staff and 11 relatives using guided interview techniques and distributed visitor surveys.Read full article
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NHS England have announced a new set of performance targets for the ambulance service which will apply to all 999 calls for the first time.Read full article
Healthwatch Coventry has been shortlisted for a national award that celebrates the difference local Healthwatch have made to health and social care in the past year. Chosen from over 150 entries, we has been shortlisted for our work on gathering local peoples’ views about community pharmacy.Read full article