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15/06/2018
Paramedics from the GMB Union will be undertaking industrial action on Monday 18th June, GMB and the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) have confirmed. The strike is due to an ongoing pay issue relating to a job evaluation process that began in 2005. It is estimated that there are...

13/06/2018
The majority of people who stayed as an inpatient in hospital were happy with the care they received, had confidence in the doctors and nurses treating them and had a better overall experience, according to a national survey from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). However, survey respondents were...

06/06/2018
The next Board meeting of Healthwatch Cheshire CIC will be held in public on Wednesday 25th July 2018 from 10am at New Life Church, Danesford Community Centre, West Road, Congleton CW12 4EY. An agenda will be posted closer to the date. If you are interested in attending please contact the...

29/05/2018
NHS England has announced a new £10million fund to support and retain GPs. Some £7million will be made available through regional-based schemes to help GPs to stay in the workforce, by promoting new ways of working and by offering additional support through a new Local GP Retention Fund. A further...

23/05/2018
During this Dementia Action Week (21-27 May 2018), NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Vale Royal CCG are backing a campaign to improve the lives of people with the condition. Dementia has a number of symptoms, which are a result of damage to the brain. In the UK, one...

16/05/2018
The next Board meeting of Healthwatch Cheshire CIC will be held in public on Friday 18th May from 10am to 11am at Canalside Conference, 34-36 Brooks Lane, Middlewich, CW10 0JG. Please find documents relating to the meeting below. If you are interested in attending please contact the Healthwatch...

11/05/2018
Having trouble sleeping? Dread getting out of bed and going to work? If you said ‘yes’ to either of these questions you could be going through work-related stress – and you wouldn’t be alone. Stress is an increasingly common problem in modern life, affecting more than half a million workers in 2016...

10/05/2018
Two Cheshire MPs have singled out projects undertaken in South Cheshire and Vale Royal, nominating them for the NHS 70 Parliamentary Awards. The awards have been established for health and care organisations to engage with their local MPs ahead of the NHS' 70th birthday on the 5 July 2018. NHS...

26/04/2018
Healthwatch Cheshire are delighted to have won an award at the University of Chester's Volunteer Celebration Evening. The Student's Choice award is awarded to the organisation which offers "an exceptional student volunteering experience". We were up against some strong competition, including...