NHS Test and Trace to strengthen regional contact tracing

This is an encouraging news item from the Government and the NHS, suggesting that Test and Trace will become more effective through a more regionalised model of working. NHS Test and Trace and Public Health England will extend their partnership with local authorities to reach more people testing positive and their contacts. NHS Test and … Continue reading NHS Test and Trace to strengthen regional contact tracing

Survey: Health & Social Care in Calderdale During COVID-19

Healthwatch Calderdale is gathering feedback about the experiences of anyone who have had contact with, or tried to contact, health and social care services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Health and care services have had to quickly change the way they work and deliver services in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Whilst they are doing everything … Continue reading Survey: Health & Social Care in Calderdale During COVID-19

Excess weight can increase risks from COVID-19

Being obese or excessively overweight increases the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19, a new Public Health England (PHE) report confirms. The report summarises findings from evidence published during the pandemic on the effects of excess weight and obesity on COVID-19. UK and international evidence suggests that being severely overweight puts people at greater … Continue reading Excess weight can increase risks from COVID-19

Calderdale & Huddersfield Foundation Trust Patient Survey

Since the start of the Covid19 pandemic, hospital and community services at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, like others across the country, have had to work in different ways.  Where it has been possible, they have adapted services to ensure their patients and staff do not have to undertake non-essential journeys reducing physical contact … Continue reading Calderdale & Huddersfield Foundation Trust Patient Survey

Optometrists expand services to offer wider care to patients

Services expand as The College of Optometrists’ survey shows 22% of people noticed their vision get worse over the course of lockdown The College of Optometrists has announced that from Monday, 15 June, optometrists across England can expand their services beyond urgent and essential care. Optometrist practices will be able to provide patient care depending … Continue reading Optometrists expand services to offer wider care to patients

Survey: Calderdale health & care during Covid-19

If you have contacted (or tried to contact) health and care services during the Covid-19 outbreak, please fill in this survey. Whatever your experience, your views are wanted. Developed in partnership across Calderdale, between Healthwatch, Calderdale CCG, Calderdale Council and VCS organisations, the survey is seeking to gather the views of as many people in the borough … Continue reading Survey: Calderdale health & care during Covid-19

Survey: health & care experiences during Covid-19

If you have contacted (or tried to contact) health and care services during the Covid-19 outbreak, please fill in this survey. Whatever your experience, your views are wanted. Developed in partnership across Calderdale, between Healthwatch, Calderdale CCG, Calderdale Council and VCS organisations, the survey is seeking to gather the views of as many people in the borough … Continue reading Survey: health & care experiences during Covid-19