New Medequip User Group Launched!

Do you or anyone you know make use of Medequip equipment and aids?

Are you a relative? A community expert from a relevant charity?  Or a carer to someone that uses Medequip equipment? If so, then this role could be for you. Your Voice in Health & Social Care (YVHSC) is working in partnership with Medequip to improve the quality of daily living for thousands of people using mobility equipment and aids. Join our panel, to help improve this important service for people in your area and all across London.

  • Voluntary role
  • Monthly meetings
  • Expenses paid
  • Apply January/February 2022
  • First meeting 23rd March 2022

What is Medequip?

Medequip helps people stay independent for much longer, providing community equipment services such as; grab rails, bed pans, bath lifts and more. Over 200,000 people in London use Medequip equipment and aids provided by the council or local NHS to support their daily living.

 To get involved, Email vip@yvhsc.org.uk Or Call 07944 391 223

Further information about the Panel can be found HERE

Further information about the Role can be found HERE

 

Healthwatch H&F Carers’ Survey

Do you look after for a friend, relative or loved one who could not manage without your help? You may be classed as a ‘carer’. Our Carers’ Project invites people – young and old – to share their views of:

  • What help and support would you find most useful
  • Experiences of Carers’ Assessment (If you’ve completed one)
  • Access to healthcare services

Are my details safe?

We won’t share your details with other organisations and your feedback will be anonymous unless you choose to leave your contact details to participate further in this study.

Want to share your experience in a different way?

We are happy to complete the survey over the phone with you. Just email us at info@healthwatchhf.co.uk or give us a call on 020 3886 0386. The call should take no longer than 10 minutes.

The closing date for the survey is 21st February 2022 at 12pm.

You can access the survey online here:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HFCARERS

Or by scanning this QR code:

 

Join Healthwatch H&F Committee!

We are looking for local people to join our Committee and help guide our work in improving the local health and social care services.

The Committee advises and supports the Healthwatch H&F staff team with projects, such as our patient experience programme and research projects. It also plays an important role in representing Healthwatch in public meetings and providing staff and other volunteers with a fresh perspective on local issues.

The Committee Members are asked to commit 1- 2 days a month, including reading and preparing for committee and project meetings, with this increasing to 3 days for those wishing to take on an executive role such as chair. All members are expected to attend at least ¾ of the year’s meetings.

Applications are invited from people who are over the age of 16 and who live or work in Hammersmith & Fulham or who can demonstrate substantial knowledge of the borough and health and social care issues and services. Applications are particularly welcomed from men, those under the age of 40, and individuals from a variety of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

To request an application pack, contact us by email: info@healthwatchhf.co.uk or by phone: 020 3886 0386.

If you are passionate about improving health and social care get in touch today!

Mental Health Patient Experience Feedback

Click image to go to mental health surveyHealthwatch Hammersmith and Fulham is currently looking to hear about people’s experiences of mental health services within the Hammersmith & Fulham borough. If you or someone you care for have accessed mental health services within the last 12 months, please could you spare us 5-10 minutes of your time by filling our Mental Health Patient Experience form.

Your feedback is very much appreciated and will help us to inform the local healthcare commissioners and service providers who have the power to change mental health services to better suit patient needs.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the local Healthwatch team on info@healthwatchhf.co.uk.

Thank you!

COVID-19 Vaccination

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19.

Anyone over the age of 12 can now get vaccinated. 

Booking Your Vaccine Appointment

You can book a vaccine appointment one of the following ways:

  • On the NHS website
  • Call NHS 119 for free
  • Walk-in vaccination clinics (please see below for further details)

If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, or are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service.

Pop-up Vaccination Clinics:

  • Further dates to be confirmed.

Hospital vaccination clinics

Charing Cross Hospital – Book online
Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8RF
Charing Cross Hospital Vaccination Clinic map

Hammersmith Hospital – Book online
Du Cane Road , London, W12 0HS
Hammersmith Hospital Vaccination Clinic map

Pharmacies in H&F offering Covid vaccines and boosters

Greenlight Pharmacy

228-230 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, W12 7JD
Booking only for first, second and booster jabs
Vaccination hours and bookings: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
020 8743 1320 (general enquiries – call 119 to book a vaccine)

Hamlins Pharmacy

Unit 2 Cranford Court, Bloemfontein Road, W12 7DA (next to Park View Centre)
Booking only for first, second and booster jabs
Vaccination hours and bookings: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS

Hammersmith Pharmacy

109 Fulham Palace Road, W6 8JA
Booking only for first, second and booster jabs
Vaccination hours and bookings: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS

Healthside Pharmacy

90 Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7PD
Booking only for first, second and booster jabs
Vaccination hours and bookings: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
020 7603 2763 (general enquiries – call 119 to book a vaccine)

Kanari Pharmacy

682-684 Fulham Road, SW6 5SA
Booking only for first, second and booster jabs
Vaccination hours and bookings: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
020 7736 1500 (general enquiries – call 119 to book a vaccine)

Lime Grove Pharmacy

66 Goldhawk Road, W12 8HA.
Booking only for first, second and booster jabs
Vaccination hours and bookings: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
020 8743 6186 (general enquiries – call 119 to book a vaccine)

Marcus Jones Pharmacy

96 Old Oak Common Lane, Acton, W3 7DA
Booking only for first, second and booster jabs
Vaccination hours and bookings: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
020 8743 3674 (general enquiries – call 119 to book a vaccine)

Oza Chemist

9 Fulham Broadway, SW6 1AA
Booking only for first, second and booster jabs
Vaccination hours and bookings: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
020 7385 9156 (general enquiries – call 119 to book a vaccine)

Parmay Pharmacy

Unit 4, 160 North End Road, West Kensington, W14 9PR
Booking only for first, second and booster jabs
Vaccination hours and bookings: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
020 7381 4376 (general enquiries – call 119 to book a vaccine)

Windwood Chemist

96 Askew Road, W12 9BL
Booking only for first, second and booster jabs
Vaccination hours and bookings: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
020 8743 3562 (general enquiries – call 119 to book a vaccine)

Healthwatch services – COVID-19 update

Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham is the patient champion which helps influence the design and delivery of local health and social care services. It is a statutory requirement for Local Authorities to commission a local Healthwatch service under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. From the 1st April 2020, Your Voice in Health and Social Care (YVHSC) became the provider for the service. 

Following the Government’s latest guidance regarding COVID-19 (https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response), we have reviewed ourengagement and working practices to ensure that we do not increase the risk of our staff, volunteers and community members who are elderly, pregnant or have underlying health conditions.  We are also ensuring that we do not place an additional burden on the NHS or social care services.

Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham is currently providing reduced community engagement services due to COVID-19. However the service is here to offer signposting, information and guidance during this time. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to support you with any and all enquiries.

Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham staff are working remotely but can be contacted via:

Email: info@healthwatchhf.co.uk

Phone: 020  3886 0386

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HealthwatchHF

For advice on how to protect yourself and to check if you need medical help please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

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