An innovative new partnership of information access points located across Dudley borough.
Where: Brierley Hill Civic Hall, Bank Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3DH
When: Friday 26th September 10am – 12.30pm
A warm welcome and light refreshments will be provided. Please register your place at: http://community-info-point-launch.eventbrite.co.uk
Their views and experiences will help inspectors decide what to look at when they inspect the trust.
The trust is among the first to be inspected and given an overall rating under radical changes which have been introduced by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The formal inspection of The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust will start on 25 March 2014.
To ensure the views of patients and the local community are properly heard, the inspectors will be holding two listening events, both at 6.30pm on Tuesday 25 March. The events will be held at Dudley Town Hall, Dudley and The Talbot Hotel in Stourbridge.
Team Healthwatch has had a busy few months getting around the borough, finding out how we can best work with our partners and with local people.
Our vision was shared at the Making it Real staff and stakeholder roadshow and also with with the Chief Executive and Chair of Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.
The highlight for us has been our first Healthwatch Dudley event, where we asked “How can we work together to build the best Healthwatch?’
We brought together over 70 people from 40 local organisations and participants were encouraged to submit ideas for discussion as part of an unconferenced approach. Over 30 discussion topics were suggested and then grouped together.
11 workshops followed with lots of energetic debate. There were lots of questions too, some of which were answered on the day and others which have been used to start a questions and answers page on this site.
As you can see, there has been lots happening here and there is plenty of activity in the pipeline. If you haven’t already done so, you might like to sign up to our mailing list. Very soon we will be revealing more information about our board, Healthwatch Hotspots and new exciting volunteer opportunities.
Finally, we hope you like our refreshed website. Our banner stars are people who support, or who are supported by Dudley Voices for Choice and who kindly posed for us. We would like to say a big thank you to them! Very soon we will be adding lots more local faces to show how we represent the voices of everyone in Dudley borough. If you or someone from a group that you represent would like to be the face of Healthwatch Dudley, we would love to hear from you.
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Healthwatch Dudley is getting ready to be your new consumer champion for health and
social care services in Dudley borough – but we’re not quite there yet!
In the coming months events and activities will take place so that you can have your say and help to shape your new service.
An exciting launch event is being planned and we will post details here as soon as we can.
Healthwatch Dudley will begin to operate in April but in the mean time, if you would like to say hello, share your ideas or find out about volunteering opportunities, please get in touch here: email@example.com
If you have any concerns about health and social care in Dudley borough before April 1st 2013, you can still contact Dudley LINk on 01384 886444.