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NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health.

You can find information about hospitals, GPs and dentists and urgent care. As well as basic contact details, you can also find feedback from other people about what they think about these services.

It's not just limited to NHS information. You can also find information about other services in your area (often provided by charities) that can help you with conditions from Alzheimers through to weight loss.

You can also find out about local services by going to My Health London - find services in Havering

The Care Quality Commission checks all hospitals, dentists, care homes and care services to see if they meet national standards.

You can find out what they have to say about services in Havering by visiting their website. 

If you want a blood test, please see the list below of locations in and around Havering where they are offered. Please note that some are open for only limited times and that not all of them offer tests for children.

Hospital services for Havering are provided by the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) - click here for more information

The Patients Association helpline is the national non-disease specific helpline for anyone trying to navigate the often complex health and social care systems in the UK. The helpline service is free and confidential. The practical information and guidance the helpline gives covers:

-          access to treatments

-          concern about treatments

-          how to make a complaint about any health or social care service

-          social care

-          patient’s rights and responsibilities

-          changing (or finding) your GP or dentist

-          seeing your medical records

The helpline will often signpost callers to other organisations when appropriate.

A call back service is provided for those who call out of hours. The helpline number 020 8423 8999 is open Mon-Fri 9.30am – 5.00pm or they can be emailed at helpline@patients-association.com.

 

HEALTHWATCH HAVERING IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF OTHER ORGANISATIONS' WEBSITES

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Please note that our office will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period from 15 December until 2 January 2018. Emails will be monitored during that period but may not be answered straight away.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Safe and Prosperous New Year.

You can contact us by letter, telephone or email at:

Queen's Court, 9-17 Eastern Road, Romford RM1 3NH

01708 303300

enquiries@healthwatchhavering.co.uk

@HWHavering

 

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Please note that we are unable to deal with individual complaints or problems but look at how "the system" works; if you need urgent help with a problem or complaint, please go to our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Our office is generally open between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Thursday; at other times, emails and telephone calls are monitored and will be responded to (but not necessarily immediately). We are only able to see people by prior appointment.

Some pages on our website contain links to other websites. Healthwatch Havering cannot accept responsibility for the content of other organisations' websites.

  

Working to become dementia friendly - click here for more information