Healthwatch Southwark and Community Southwark is in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and stands against racism.
The murder of George Floyd has again sparked #BlackLivesMatter protests around the world and brought the inequalities faced by Black people to the forefront.
8 June 2020
What have local people been telling us about the coronavirus outbreak? (April-May 2020 update)
We have analysed our recent signposting and feedback calls and emails to give you a picture of what Southwark residents are telling us about the initial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
4 June 2020
Dentists to start reopening from 8 June - but how have they been working during the pandemic?
NHS England has written to dental practices setting out the next steps for delivery of NHS dental services in England, as the NHS moves into the second phase of the Covid-19 response. Dentists can start reopening for all routine care from 8 June.
3 June 2020
Patients to start being removed from "clinically extremely vulnerable" or shielded list
As we move into the next stage of the coronavirus pandemic, some patients are being identified by clinicians (doctors and other healthcare professionals) as no longer needing to be on the clinically extremely vulnerable list. What does this mean?
2 June 2020
Proposed changes to the Maudsley - have your say by 31 May on the Lambeth Hospital consultation!
Inpatient mental health wards at Lambeth Hospital might be moved to the Maudsley, with a new build in Denmark Hill to accommodate them. This impacts people in Southwark that use mental health services, and any of us that might use them in the future.
29 May 2020
We are recruiting an Engagement and Signposting Officer
We are looking for a person who can engage proactively with diverse members of our community and sensitively draw out their views, working effectively with volunteers and partner organisations to reach as many people as possible.
22 May 2020
What do we know so far? Experiences of health and social care during the pandemic
Our survey has been open for a week, and we have already received around 60 responses. We wanted to give you a quick update on the types of people we’re talking to, and what they’re telling us about health and social care.
15 May 2020
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: What do we know about Southwark's mental health?
To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 (18-24 May) we’ve pulled out key findings and quotes from our mental health work over the past four years. Read about what we know about Southwark's mental health, and find out this year's MHAW theme.
13 May 2020
New Healthwatch Regional Director for South East London Clinical Commissioning Group
We are pleased to announce our colleague Folake Segun’s new start as South East London Healthwatch Director! This is part of the merger of Southwark CCG (and five other local CCGs) into a regional South East London CCG.
1 May 2020
Southwark Community Hub – one-stop support during the Covid-19 crisis
Southwark Council, the local NHS and GP surgeries, charities and community and volunteer groups, have come together to reach more people and make sure that everyone in the community has one-stop access to the right support during this difficult time.
1 May 2020
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