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Healthwatch Wirral Roadshow and Mobile Testing Unit update

Jun 25, 2021 04:08 pm

We've been out on the road with the Council handing out free testing kits and listening to your views about health and social care services, which is more important than ever.

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BRIDGE Forum June 2021 Snapshot

Jun 25, 2021 03:55 pm

The purpose of this meeting is to share regular information across all sectors, identify issues encountered and discuss how we can work collaboratively in a connected/ integrated way to help improve the pathways into services for Wirral residents.

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Locked out: Digitally excluded people’s experiences of remote GP appointments – Healthwatch England

Jun 25, 2021 12:15 pm

Healthwatch England has produced a report looking at people's experiences of remote GP appointments during the pandemic, including recommendations on what needs to happen for people to get the care they need.

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SEND Snapshot – edition 8

Jun 25, 2021 12:12 pm

Local Offer Wirral have produced a bumper edition of their SEND snapshot with updates from 55 services across the Wirral.

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Public Health update – COVID-19 vaccinations and more

Jun 25, 2021 12:08 pm

How to book a COVID-19 vaccination, vaccination advice for pregnant women, COVID-19 guidance in different languages and more.

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Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust Survey – for partner organisations and community groups

Jun 25, 2021 11:58 am

For more joined up health and social care, WCHC will be changing how some of its teams work together and with partners.   We’d like the views of partner organisations and community groups as we plan this.

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Free PHE training for healthcare professionals to support patients with management and prevention of long-term health conditions

Jun 25, 2021 11:55 am

Merseyside Sport are supporting Public Health England with the roll-out of the Moving Healthcare Professionals training, which is FREE, tailored, peer-to-peer delivered 75 minute online training aimed at all groups of healthcare professionals. 

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Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership updates – mental health text service, COVID-19 updates and more

Jun 25, 2021 11:52 am

Latest news and updates from the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership.

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Kooth – the State of the Nation’s Mental Health report

Jun 24, 2021 12:21 pm

Kooth, which provides online mental health support for children and young people, has produced an in-depth report looking at how COVID-19 has affected the mental health of the UK.

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Happy Times Activities – Happy Times are Back!

Jun 24, 2021 12:01 pm

Happy Times reopened our centre on 17th May and have really enjoyed seeing you all back and some lovely new faces too! They now run activities Tuesdays-Fridays and so far, have welcomed back over 40 participants.

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Wirral Older People’s Parliament – update

Jun 24, 2021 11:51 am

Wirral currently has over 60,000 older residents. The Older People’s Parliament is available to each and every one of these for support, information, signposting or just a chat and a cuppa.

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A number of national media reports and social media posts are claiming that your personal health data will be shared if you don’t opt out now. But what is the full story and what do you need to know?

Jun 22, 2021 11:05 am

Here’s what you need to know: Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research. The data that NHS Digital will hold and share is anonymous. It doesn’t include your name, address or any identifiable numbers like your NHS Number. The new data-sharing system was due […]

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Updates from North West Ambulance Service

Jun 18, 2021 11:28 am

Trust welomes a new consultant midwife, suicide prevention in the ambulance service, and more news from NWAS.

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Visiting suspended at Wirral University Teaching Hospital

Jun 18, 2021 11:14 am

Wirral University Teaching Hospital has taken the difficult decision to suspend visiting at its hospitals.

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Learning Disability Week 2021 – 14th-20th June

Jun 18, 2021 11:11 am

It is Learning Disability Week from 14-20 June 2021. The theme for this year is Creativity.

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Carers Week 2021 – how to get involved

Jun 08, 2021 11:43 am

It’s Carers Week 2021! There are lots of ways you can get involved – read on for the latest information and updates.

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