Get help to buy food and milk – (The Healthy Start scheme)

What is Healthy Start? If you’re pregnant or have children under the age of 4 you can get free vouchers or payments every 4 weeks to spend on: cow’s milk fresh, frozen or tinned fruit and vegetables infant formula milk fresh, dried, and tinned pulses You can also get free … Read More

New GP data-sharing system delayed – our response

We have joined forces with leading patient groups to respond to the Government’s plans around GP data sharing. NHS Digital have recently announced plans to allow an NHS system to extract patient data from doctors’ surgeries in England. The new data-sharing system was due to start in July but has now been pushed back to … Read More

Twin crisis of access and affordability calls for radical rethink of NHS dentistry

Healthwatch England warns dental crisis shows no signs of slowing, with four in five people, 80%, struggling to access timely care during the last lockdown     NHS dental charges causing public concern as 61% say they are expensive   People on low incomes, those living in the North East and people from ethnic minority groups hardest hit by twin … Read More

Bring your voice to NHS specialised services

NHS England and NHS Improvement is recruiting to a range of Patient Public Voice (PPV) partner roles on groups with responsibility for the commissioning of specialised services.   For full details of the roles and how to apply, visit this web page: https://www.england.nhs.uk/participation/get-involved/opportunities/specialised-commissioning-patient-and-public-voice-ppv-roles/ These PPV roles offer a chance to have real impact in supporting the commissioning of specialised services across England. These services … Read More

Bring your voice to NHS specialised services

NHS England and NHS Improvement is recruiting to a range of Patient Public Voice (PPV) partner roles on groups with responsibility for the commissioning of specialised services.   For full details of the roles and how to apply, visit this web page: https://www.england.nhs.uk/participation/get-involved/opportunities/specialised-commissioning-patient-and-public-voice-ppv-roles/ These PPV roles offer a chance to have real impact in supporting the commissioning of specialised services across England. These services … Read More

Find out your risk of Type 2 diabetes

By completing this tool, you may be eligible for the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. If you are at risk, you will be directed to join the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, which encourages people to make small lifestyle changes. Participants of the programme are taking control of their … Read More

Vaccine supply update

The Government’s Vaccines Task Force have now notified the NHS that there will be a significant reduction in weekly supply available from manufacturers beginning in the week commencing 29 March, meaning volumes for first doses will be significantly constrainedOver this next period the focus will be on: vaccinating those in … Read More