Healthwatch Hackney December 2023 newsletter

Welcome to our December 2023 newsletter

Healthwatch Hackney opening hours over the festive break

Healthwatch will close on Thursday 21st of December and reopen on Tuesday 2nd January. 

Join our team, Healthwatch Hackney is recruiting

Working with Hackney fathers and fathers to be, with children aged 2 years and under; we are recruiting a Father Friendly Borough Co-production Manager and Father Friendly Borough Co-production Assistant Manager. Application forms only please >> Read more

Contraceptive pill now available from your local pharmacy 

Pharmacies across the country will begin offering the new contraceptive service in December with almost half a million women able to access the pill next year without needing to contact their GP first. >> Read more

Healthwatch Hackney public Board meeting

Everyone is welcome at the meeting on Thursday 25th January 5.30pm – 7.30pm.  The meeting will be held on Zoom. A laptop or smart phone is not needed, you can join the meeting from a landline. To register to attend email or call 0808 164 7664

All GP surgeries must now give patients online access to their current health records

A GP health record contains information about the care you have received from your GP surgery. It includes information on:
Medicines your GP has prescribed
Allergies you have
Vaccinations you have received
Conditions you have been diagnosed with
Results of tests that your GP surgery has requested
Notes from appointments
Letters that hospitals and specialists have sent to your GP
Check out what to expect under the new rules. >>Read more 

Information Exchange meeting focusing on Arthritis

Join us on Wednesday 31st January at 4pm to hear more about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and support available  >> Book here

If you or a relative/friend live in care, or you work in care, or advocate for someone in care, please take a short anonymous survey about your experiences.

Care Rights UK, are working with CQC to improve how the care sector is regulated >> Read more

Free Sauna access for residents via social prescribing

Residents can book a free sauna at Hackney Wick Sauna Baths with a request for the socially prescribed package >> Read more