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  • NHS Health at Home Campaign

    NHS Health at Home Campaign

    The Health at Home campaign signposts the public to the information they need to contact their GP, order repeat prescriptions, manage their wellbeing and existing conditions – without having to leave home. One of the links in the site takes you to ‘Health Unlocked’ with over 700 online communities if you wish to connect with people who have a similar health condition.

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  • Launch of Test And Trace To Fight Covid-19

    Launch of Test And Trace To Fight Covid-19

    Thousands of contact tracers are making their first phone calls to track down people who will be told to self-isolate under new test and trace schemes in England and Scotland. Tracers will text, email or call people who test positive with coronavirus and ask who they have had contact with. The new NHS Test and Trace service has the capacity to trace 10,000 contacts per day. The Gov.UK website provides an overview of how the new scheme works.

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  • NHS Volunteering 'Army' Up and Running

    NHS Volunteering 'Army' Up and Running

    Are you self-isolating and in need of support? If so more help is now at hand thanks to the fantastic nationwide response to calls for volunteers at the start of the Coronavirus outbreak.If you are currently not supported and need some help with shopping, a prescription collection or a friendly chat you can call on NHS Volunteer Responders for assistance.

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  • Tell The CQC About Your Care

    Tell The CQC About Your Care

    The NHS has never been under more pressure than it is today – and people who live with a disability or long term health condition need to be confident that we get the treatment and service that we need. The Care Quality Commission are asking disabled people and their families to share with them their experiences through their Tell Us about Your Care Campaign.

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  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Update

    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Update

    The City’s provider of adult hospital and community health services, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, have provided an update on how they are managing the COVID-19 outbreak to provide reassurance and clarity to people in Sheffield.

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  • Tell the NHS about Your Experience of Coronavirus

    Tell the NHS about Your Experience of Coronavirus

    The National Health Service is asking members of the public to give information about their experiences of coronavirus as part of a major survey, which will help the NHS understand more about how and where the virus is affecting people now. By answering some quick questions, people can help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus. The National Charity Rethink Mental Illness Charity and on a more international scale the “Covid-19 Disability Rights Monitor” are also seeking your views.

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  • Open Letter To NHS On Disabled People’s Human Rights Gains Nearly 2,000 Signatories

    Open Letter To NHS  On Disabled People’s Human Rights Gains Nearly 2,000 Signatories

    Nearly 2,000 people have signed an open letter to NHS England, stating the need for the rights of disabled people to be upheld during the Coronavirus crisis. The letter reminds those in authority how the NHS is built on the principle that we are each equal in dignity and how it has a commitment to protect rights to life and to health, no matter who we are.

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  • Patient And Citizen Leaders Programme

    Patient And Citizen Leaders Programme

    The NHS Leadership Academy Yorkshire & Humber in collaboration with Altogether Better is running a 3-day programme for patient and citizen leaders. The purpose of this new programme is to provide a development opportunity for patients and citizens who want to make a difference and who are working with people and services across the NHS and wider health and care system. For example this might be within NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, universities, Strategic Partnership Groups or with organisations like Healthwatch. Participants will become part of a new patient/citizen leader network in the Yorkshire and the Humber region.

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  • Calling All Patients and Carers

    Calling All Patients and Carers

    The NHS Leadership Academy are recruiting patients and carers who are willing to share their experiences of the NHS with healthcare staff participating in NHS learning programmes, with the aim of improving all aspects of health care leadership.

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Report on NHS 'Long Term Plan'

    Healthwatch Sheffield Report on NHS 'Long Term Plan'

    Last year Healthwatch England asked their national network of local organisations to find out from local people what they thought about the NHS Long Term Plan. Healthwatch Sheffield have launched their report on the responses of people in Sheffield to the 10 year plan.

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