Health and Social Care facilities - our monitoring reports on premises and services
In this section you will find our reports on premises and services used for Health and Social Care. Healthwatch Havering has the legal right to "Enter and View" health and social care facilities, including hospitals, care and nursing homes, GPs' and dental surgeries, pharmacies and optometry shops (opticians) to see how patients and residents are being looked after or dealt with. Click here to read information from Healthwatch England about the "Enter and View" process...
This gives us the opportunity to:
· collect the views of people using these services, their carers or relatives
· observe the nature and quality of services
· develop recommendations and report to those who provide and commission the service, the Care Quality Commission, Healthwatch England and any other relevant partners
Our reports are written entirely by our volunteer members (who reflect the general public's views rather than professional opinions). Once the report of a visit has been published, we will undertake follow-up - usually by an informal but unannounced visit some time later - to see what has been done to impelement any recommendations we have made, to ensure that standards have been maintained (if not improved) and to see how things are generally. Reports of these follow-up visits will also be published on these webpages.
HEALTHWATCH HAVERING DOES NOT ENDORSE OR RECOMMEND ANY HEALTHCARE OR RESIDENTIAL HOME OR FACILITY
Havering CCG, working with the CCGS for Redbridge and Barking & Dagenham, has produced three short videos to explain how pharmacies, GP hubs and the NHS111 service can help you. To see the videos and other information, visit:
You can also search for local healthcare services for the borough using the myhealthlondon app by clicking here.
NHS England and the local CCG are reducing the "over-the counter" medications that can be prescribed. For more informationon this, click here.
For advice on complaining about an NHS service, click here and then click on Complaining about an NHS Service.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its review of standards of care across England. Click here view their report The state of care, 2016/17. An interactive map, showing care facilities and their CQC ratings, can be viewed by clicking here. The CQC has urged residents and carers to think carefully when looking for a care home for a vulnerable person: click here to read what they say.
The Patient Experience Library, which provides a database of all Healthwatch reports, and reports from many other organisations concerned with health and social care, has created a series of interactive maps that enable you to find out the locations of Healthwatch organisations across England, the reports published by Healthwatch about health and care faciltities across England and data about the experiences of patients at facilities provided by NHS Trusts.
If you have concerns about the way in which someone you know is being looked after, whether in a care or nursing home, or in a NHS facility, or even in their own home, you can raise them with Havering's Council's Adult Safeguarding Team. Click here to go to Havering Council's Safeguarding Adults webpage for more information.
You can read about a survey of Urgent and Emergency Care services by clicking here.