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Your Covid-19 experience
We want to hear from residents about their experience of health and social care during the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown. The survey is completely anonymous and will take around 10 minutes to complete. Complete the survey here.
Healthwatch Newham Annual Report
The Healthwatch Newham Annual Report 2019-2020 is now available. You can view it here. Find out about our community partners, how we reached people and gathered views from Newham residents.
What Young People Feel about Accessing Mental Health Services in Newham
During November 2019 we spoke to students at University of East London and young people at National Citizen service to find out about their experiences of accessing mental health services in Newham. One of the main findings was "not being taken seriously, not knowing where to go for help, stigma and fear of being judged, difficulty talking to doctors and concerns over confidentiality." Read the full report here.
Review of Access and Quality of Dental Practices in Newham
During August and September 2019, staff and volunteers visited 21 dental practices to assess the quality of the service once an appointment was obtained. We found that practices declined emergency appointments for walk-in patients due to capacity, which highlighted concerns around the availability of appointments in the borough. Read the full report here.
People at the heart of health & social care event
Healthwatch Newham will be hosting its annual meeting on Thursday 6 February 2020. The event will be a great opportunity to meet, talk to and receive updates from Newham University Hospital, Newham Mental Health Services and Safeguarding Adults Board. Find out more here and to book your place.