1. News -

    NHS England has published a new report outlining changes to non-emergency patient transport services (NEPTS) and broader NHS transport support. Take a look at what the changes mean for you and your loved ones.
  2. News -

    You might think your feedback doesn’t have the power to change how health and social care services run. We want to show you how that isn’t the case.
  3. News -

    The Government has recently updated national hospital discharge guidance, taking on board our key recommendations. Take a look at what the improvements mean for you.
  4. News -

    The NHS’s plans to better use data held by GPs to support planning services and research has sparked a lot of discussion in recent weeks. Healthwatch England have been sharing your views to help shape the debate.
  5. News -

    Thousands of people shared their experiences of the Covid-19 vaccine with Healthwatch England. Find out what you told them and how they made sure your views were heard.
  6. News -

    In partnership with Healthwatch and National Voices, new findings from The King's Fund highlight the critical role of administration in how people experience care.
  7. News -

    Healthwatch England's new report explores people's experiences of digital and remote healthcare and sets out five principles for post-COVID-19 care to ensure no one is left behind.
  8. News -

    Healthwatch England has joined forces with Traverse to explore vaccination confidence among people from African, Bangladeshi, Caribbean and Pakistani backgrounds living in the UK.
  9. News -

    New data indicates the dental crisis shows no signs of slowing, with four in five people (80%) struggling to access timely care during the last COVID-19 lockdown.
  10. News -

    NHS England has issued new guidance to GP practices across the country on facilitating more face-to-face appointments for patients.
  11. Advice and Information -

    Every area of England has an independent NHS complaints advocacy service funded by the local authority. They can help you make a complaint about an NHS service or work out what you want to achieve from a complaint.
  12. Advice and Information -

    Healthwatch Tower Hamlets is recruiting volunteers. Make this an opportunity to build your community.
  13. Advice and Information -

    Find out what to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms, where to go for support and how you can help stop the spread.
  14. Advice and Information -

    Healthwatch Tower Hamlets offers two types of unique work placement opportunities for working age residents and residents with Learning Disabilities.
  15. News -

    With the NHS experiencing the busiest summer on record, the waiting list for treatment has hit a new high, according to latest figures. Read our response.
  16. News -

    Children aged 1 to 9 living in London are being offered a dose of polio vaccine.
    For some children, this is an extra dose, or other children it may bring them up to date with their routine vaccination.
  17. News -

    A survey of public attitudes to NHS dentistry shows that half of the adults in England find dental charges unfair amid escalating living costs. Healthwatch England warned decision-makers that NHS dentistry is in desperate need of reform.
  18. News -

    This is your chance to tell help improve local services in Tower Hamlets by sharing your experience of using them.
  19. News -

    Tower Hamlets Council and its partners have secured a £5m funding award through a new national scheme to boost support for research to address health inequalities.
  20. News -

    Volunteering with us will help you learn new skills or develop existing ones and gain valuable work experience. We provide training in research, data analysis, report writing and much more!

  21. Report -

    Experiences of Health, Care and Community services. A Trend Analysis Report by Healthwatch Tower Hamlets 5th October 2022.
  22. Report -

    Experiences of GP services in Tower Hamlets, a trend analysis report by Healthwatch Tower Hamlets 5th October 2022
  23. Report -

    Experience of Royal London Hospital, a trend analysis report by Healthwatch Tower Hamlets-5th October 2022
  24. News -

    Our local CVS organisations and Tower Hamlets Together partners, are working to reduce social isolation, through longstanding work, with support of Tower Hamlets Loneliness Taskforce Grants and other resources.

    Tower Hamlets Connection Network is supporting local organisations to work together to share ideas, information and access to resources to deliver a stronger local response to loneliness and isolation, affecting our most marginalised residents.

  25. News -

    Pregnancy is a major life event for any family. It can be joyful and fulfilling but also challenging. We’re launching a national survey to understand if care works for new mothers and birthing parents. Share your story.
  26. Advice and Information -

    Not sure whether you’re eligible for a flu vaccine or how to get it? Read our frequently asked questions.
  27. Advice and Information -

    Did you know that pharmacies provide advice and information on minor illnesses and ailments? Take a look at how they can help you.
  28. Advice and Information -

    How can you find an NHS dentist?
  29. Advice and Information -

    Your mental wellness is as important as your physical health but seeking help can be daunting. Here's what to expect when you seek support for your mental health.
  30. Advice and Information -

    At Healthwatch Tower Hamlets, we want to support residents during this difficult time when energy prices and the general cost of living have increased. We have put together a list of support services and organisations that are offering residents help with food and energy bills, as well as advice on things like debt and money management.
  31. Report -

    Our report on GP services provided to Care Home residents in the borough.
  32. Report -

    Report on GP services provided to Care Home residents in the eight boroughs of North East London.
  33. Report -

    Healthwatch Tower Hamlets analysed comments from GP service users relating to different service aspects around access and summarised the key findings.
  34. Advice and Information -

    What is Scarlet Fever, what are the symptoms, and what to do if your child displays symptoms.
  35. Advice and Information -

    Tips to help you stay well this winter and get the care you need.
  36. Report -

    Trend analysis report of people's experience of health, care and community Services in Tower Hamlets for the period of October to December 2022.
  37. Report -

    A trends analysis report of GP services in Tower Hamlets for the period of January to December 2022.
  38. Report -

    A trends analysis report of Royal London Hospital services for the period of January to December 2022.
  39. Advice and Information -

    General practitioners (GPs) are doctors who treat all common medical conditions.

    Where necessary they can refer you to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. They focus on the health of the whole person combining physical, psychological and social aspects of your care.

    Your GP should usually be your first point of call for all medical questions and you will need to make an appointment.

    You can book appointments with your GP practice online via their website or using the NHS app. If you can’t get online you can call your practice.
  40. Advice and Information -

    Struggling with your mental health? The NHS is here to help you. Find out how you can access local support services in your area.
  41. News -

    Tower Hamlets Health and Wellbeing Board is in the process of developing an updated Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) for the borough. This is an important document that describes health and wellbeing need and the provision of pharmacy services.
  42. News -

    Improving how the Council and NHS can work with people and the voluntary and community sector to improve health and care services.
  43. Report -

    Care Home Direct Enhanced service. A trend Analysis report on GP services provided to Care Home residents in the eight boroughs of North East London. By Healthwatch Tower Hamlets. May-July 2022.
  44. News -

    Each month the NHS publishes national and regional data on GP appointments. You can see in the infographic below that in December 2022, GP practices in north east London provided over 860,000 appointments. 46% of the of these appointments were same day, 57% were within one day and 78% were within one week. 65% were face-to-face and 34% over the phone; and 58% of these appointments were with a GP and 41% with another member of practice staff like a nurse.