Advice and Information - 1 April 2019People have told us they can have problems registering with a GP. This article explains more about your rights and what do to if you are refused the right to register.
Advice and Information - 24 December 2018Health issues unfortunately don't leave us alone at the weekend and people are often in need of medical assistance out of hours. Using NHS guidelines, we have provided some advice and information on where you can go for help when your GP is closed.
Advice and Information - 24 July 2019Four questions staff should ask you or a loved one about your oral health if you’re a care home resident, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence quick guide.
Advice and Information - 17 October 2019We've pulled together a number of services for parents in need of support for their mental health. Read more to find out where you can go to get the help you need.
Advice and Information - 26 September 2019Find out what support is available to help you when travelling to your GP, hospital or other NHS services.
Advice and Information - 24 March 2020Take a look at our advice article on the organisations and groups that can support you if you’re grieving.
Advice and Information - 4 May 2020If you are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse, or are worried about someone who might be, find out where you can go for advice and help.
Advice and Information - 28 July 2020With more and more appointments happening online, we've put together some tips on how to get the most out of the virtual health and care appointments both for patients and health and care professionals.
Advice and Information - 25 November 2020Many people who provide unpaid care are unaware of their rights. Find out more about the help and support you are entitled to.
Advice and Information - 6 September 2021Waiting for planned medical care or surgery can be a frustrating time. That’s why it’s so important that while you wait, you get regular, clear and accessible updates so that you can plan your next steps.
Advice and Information - 2 September 2021Your mental wellness is as important as your physical health but seeking help can be daunting. Here's what to expect when you seek support for your mental health.
Advice and Information - 7 October 2021Do you or a loved one need help with social care? Read the article below and find out answers to key questions about who can access adult social care and how to pay for it.
Advice and Information - 11 January 2022The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may cause you to feel worried, anxious, or scared. Read our tips to looking after your wellbeing when self-isolating.
Report - 30 June 2014In our first annual report, we talk about the privilege and challenge it has been to kickstart Healthwatch Lewisham and what we've achieved thus far.
Report - 30 June 2015In the 2014 - 2015 report, we share our work to understand people's experiences and improve key areas of focus based on feedback from community members.
Report - 30 June 2016In our 2015 - 2016 annual report, we celebrate our growth on social media, the work of our volunteers, and our outreach at events across Lewisham.
Report - 30 June 2017In this report, we talk about the impact of our new Lewisham NHS Independent Advocacy Service and introduce our new digital Feedback Centre, coming 1 April 2017.
Report - 30 June 2018This year we started our #30DaysofHealthwatch campaign and heard from 74 percent more people than last year.
Report - 30 June 2019This year saw us tackle issues such as men and young people's mental health, complaints information and access to services.
Report - 30 June 2020Our 2019 - 2020 Annual Report highlights our achievements as the patient voice over the last twelve months.
Report - 30 June 2021The impact of COVID-19 and subsequent changes to health and care services means that representing the voice of local people is more important than ever.
Advice and Information - 25 March 2022With all the changes to health and care services, it's not always clear where you should go to report an urgent issue, to make a complaint or for further information.
News - 3 February 2022The UK-wide PANORAMIC clinical trial is testing new antiviral COVID-19 treatments which can be safely taken at home.
News - 3 February 2022Bowel Cancer UK has launched the Colonoscopy Confidence campaign to help you understand the importance of getting your bowel checked.
News - 3 February 2022Walk the Walk is looking for amazing people to volunteer at The MoonWalk London, a breast cancer charity night walk, 14 - 15 May 2022.
News - 7 February 2022The Lewisham Disabled People's Commission has launched a survey across the borough to identify barriers faced by disabled residents in Lewisham.
News - 25 April 2022Consider taking part in a research study to help identify gambling harms for individuals and others affected by gambling for the King’s College London, Bet Know More, GamCare and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
News - 6 April 2022Frailty has been identified by Lewisham’s Health and Care Partners as an area for specific focus for integrated delivery.
Advice and Information - 6 April 2022Find out what you should do if you have symptoms of COVID-19, what local and national support is available to you and how you can help keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
Advice and Information - 8 April 2022Find out how health services are changing in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and what that means for your care.
News - 11 April 2022The UK Government has agreed to introduce legislation for advance statements. Because Black people experience more forced care, it is important to work with Black people to introduce advance statements in a way that works for them.
Advice and Information - 11 April 2022Find out why vaccinating yourself against COVID-19 is important, how you can get vaccinated in Lewisham, and more.
Report - 1 October 2021We visited Penerley Lodge to talk to staff and residents about the care on offer. This report contains our findings and recommendations to the service after our visit.
Report - 1 August 2021Get the findings from our Digital Exclusion report December 2021 in an easy-to read infographic.
Report - 1 August 2021For this research project, we engaged with people who are more likely to be digitally excluded to gain a better understanding of how this might impact their experience with health and care services.
Report - 1 June 2021Between January and March 2021, our Youth Board engaged with young people to understand their emotional wellbeing needs and how they would prefer to access support.
Report - 1 April 2021This report focuses on Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority experiences of hospitals in the London Boroughs of Bromley, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow, Lewisham and Waltham Forest between April 2020 and March 2021.
Report - 31 March 2021During the third COVID-19 lockdown, we heard from 1,141 people about their experiences with health and social care. Find out what they told us about local GPs, hospital, dentists and vaccination hubs by downloading our full report.
Report - 1 January 2021We carried out a virtual Enter & View visit to the Swallows Care Home in January 2021. During our visit, we spoke with staff and family members about what life has been like in the care home for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out what they said by downloading our full report.
Report - 1 April 2021The NHS is delivered the largest vaccination programme in its history with COVID-19 vaccines, which are being offered across the country to those most at risk of the virus. We carried out a research project to collect the experiences of Lewisham residents so local services can understand what is working and what can be improved with this programme.
Report - 1 January 2021This report focuses on residents' experiences of pharmacies in the London Boroughs of Bromley, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow, Lewisham and Waltham Forest between October and December 2020.
Report - 2 January 2021This report explores residents' experiences of dental services in the London Boroughs of Bromley, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow, Lewisham and Waltham Forest between July and December 2020.