Annual Report 2021-22

Healthwatch Blackpool have today published our Annual Report 2021-22 . Thank you from Healthwatch Blackpool for taking the time to read our annual report. We are proud of our achievements over the last year and will continue to ensure that people are at the heart of care and decisions locally. We are dedicated to tackling […]

Enter & View Balmoral Care Home

Healthwatch Blackpool completed an Enter and View visit at Balmoral Care Homeon the 22nd April 2022. We would like to thank all of the staff and residents for accommodating our visit to the home.

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022

The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a key commissioning tool for NHS England, Local Authority and Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG). The PNA includes pharmaceutical services and other services that may be delivered through community pharmacy. The PNA maps current provision, assesses local need, and identifies any gaps in provision. It is reviewed every 3 years. […]

What do the new government guidelines mean for COVID-19 testing?

Advice and Information – 25 February 2022 COVID-19 testing rules have now changed across England. Find out the latest information on where to go to get tested, which test is most suitable for you, and what to do if you get a positive COVID-19 test result. Last updated on 25 February 2022. For the most […]

The Accessible Information Standard – what you can expect from services

The Accessible Information Standard – what you can expect from services The Accessible Information Standard is mandatory for all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care. Here’s some key information about the accessible communications you should expect from services. The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory […]

Covid-19 Vaccination at Home Service

Those who need it can now get a COVID-19 vaccine from the comfort of their own home. Lancashire and South Cumbria Vaccination Programme has launched a new initiative allowing anyone who is shielding or doesn’t feel comfortable using the existing vaccine services can now book to be vaccinated at home. The initiative adds to the wide-range […]

Primary Care Network Young People’s Report 2021 – 2022

Through our work, Healthwatch Blackpool aims to engage with young people and allow them to have the opportunity to have their say. We want to hear young people’s voices and ensure that they are involved directly in decision making within our town. As a result, Healthwatch Blackpool worked with local Primary Care Networks to hear […]

Dare to Care?

Healthwatch Blackpool have developed Dare to Care in partnership with other organisations in the Fylde Coast.  Dare to Care is an exciting pathway that has been developed for people who have experience as a Carer and would like to receive training and support to get insight to what it’s like to work in a Care Home.  […]

#Because we all care

You care about the NHS and social care services, and so do we COVID-19 has resulted in a number of changes to our NHS and social care services – but what has this meant for you? We’re here to listen and act on your feedback to improve care for you and others. That’s why we’re […]