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09.05.2019

Disabled Women’s Access to Healthcare survey

This survey is designed specifically for UK-based wheelchair users who would routinely be invited for cervical screenings. While the survey refers to ‘disabled women’ we recognise that not everyone eligible for a cervical screening is a…

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09.05.2019

BBC Panorama GPs, Why can’t I get an appointment?

Across Britain, it’s getting harder than ever to book a GP appointment. As more of us live longer and have chronic conditions, demand is escalating, but there’s a huge shortage of doctors. Local practices are…

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07.05.2019

Hospice patients using VR technology

Patients in a Sandwell hospice can now use virtual reality technology to travel to places they cannot physically. As part of the work being done at Rowley Regis Hospital’s Heart of Sandwell Day Hospice, the…

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01.05.2019

NHS App The new, simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

What the NHS App does Use the NHS App to: check your symptoms find out what to do when you need help urgently book and manage appointments at your GP surgery order repeat prescriptions securely…

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01.04.2019

A new chapter for Healthwatch Sandwell to influence local NHS delivery

Local Healthwatch has an important role in promoting the interests of local people in health and social care and can influence the way services are commissioned and provided. Following a competitive tender, Engaging Communities (ECS)…

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