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Healthwatch Warrington

Promotional Video and Feedback Centre Update

Healthwatch Warrington is exploring new and exciting ways to engage with both the public and local services.
We are pleased to announce that our new promotional video is ready to view.
The video lets local people know a little bit more about our role and how to get in touch with us. 
Remember to keep an eye out for the video at your next visit to Orford Jubilee Park!
You can view the video by following this
We would appreciate any feedback that you have to offer. 
In addition, the Right to Respond function is now live on our online Feedback Centre.
The Feedback Centre allows members of the public to post comments and details their experiences of health and social care services.
Providers of services are now able to respond to comments and acknowledge the feedback provided through our website.
This also allows providers to demonstrate where improvements have been made, or help people to find and access information or services that they may need.
We hope that more providers will take the opportunity to engage with this facility and view it as a collaborative platform to positively shape both health and social care services. 
You can always find a service and leave feedback by visiting our





NHS England Annual Report Published and New Constitution Updates

Published on 21st July 2015, NHS England's Annual Report 2014/15 provides a snapshot overview of its performance over the past year and outlines its strategic priorities for 2015/16. 
The report discusses NHS England’s most significant achievements and includes a breakdown of its annual accounts for 2014/15.

The publication also points to the future by unveiling NHS England’s Five Year Forward View, to begin in 2015/16.

This section identifies key commissioning priorities requiring improvement in the year ahead, including cancer care, mental health, learning disabilities, obesity and diabetes prevention.

A mission-critical task, highlighted to take place over the next five years, will be a fundamental redesign of how services are provided.

This will blur the old boundaries between GP and hospital care, physical and mental health services, as well as health and social care.

This strategy aims to boost the NHS’ productivity and is a direct response to the pressures that it will face due to increasing patient demand, during a time when the nation’s finances are under strain.

You can find more information and commentary by visiting NHS England’s website.

You can also download a full copy of the report by clicking here.
We have also uploaded a digital copy to our
External Reports page. Here you can find digital copies of other useful reports relating to health and social care.
The NHS Constitution and Handbook to the NHS Constitution have been updated.

The NHS Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England.

The July 2015 update is aimed at making the NHS Constitution a more practical and accessible document.

The revised documents now reflect current policy and legislation.
You can read more about the changes by visiting the NHS website.  
You can also download digital copies of the NHS Constitution and the NHS Constitution Handbook.





Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Dementia Carers' Survey

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recently launched a survey for dementia carers.

Dementia is an increasingly common condition in the UK, affecting around 800,000 people.

It is important that hospital staff recognise the symptoms and provide tailored care.

The Trust’s survey seeks to ensure that carers are given the correct information about the care being provided for their friend / relative and that they are being sign-posted to appropriate agencies in their local area – that may be able to offer help and support in the home environment.

This includes support groups for the carer, as well as access to carers for the patient if required.

The Trust is encouraged to ask nursing staff about the survey if their friend or relatives is in either Warrington or Halton hospital. 
You can choose to complete the survey online.

Alternatively, you can request a paper copy by emailing

All responses submitted are confidential and will help to improve care.

For more information, you can also visit the Trust's website.




New Cancer Hospital Proposals Pass Crucial Milestone

Proposals to develop a major new cancer hospital in the heart of Liverpool have passed a key milestone with approval of an outline business case for the scheme. 
The Board of the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, which provides the region's specialist cancer service, has agreed the plans should now proceed to the final stage of pre-construction planning and design.
It means construction will now go ahead if the project receives planning permission and the full business case is approved in Summer 2016.
You can read more by visiting the following link.



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