Living with Covid

Living with Covid-19 updates On Monday in the House of the Commons, the Prime Minister outlined the content of the Government’s publication ‘Living with COVID’.​​​ The key messages include: Ending legal requirements for twice a week testing in schools. Ending of legal requirement to self isolate following a positive test result from 24 February 2022.  Ending of […]

We Pay a fortune to harm people , says MP

Hundreds of millions are spent on services that harm people with autism and learning disabilities. That’s the view of Sir Robert Buckland, Member of Parliament for South Swindon and an autism father. Buckland’s adult daughter is autistic. He told the House of Commons on Thursday (20 January) that mental health hospitals are failing people with […]

Government ‘consultation’ on disability strategy unlawful, High Court rules

A survey of disabled people, used to inform the highly anticipated National Disability Strategy, has been ruled “unlawful” by the High Court. The UK Disability Survey gained 14,000 responses but was found to have failed to consult with people effectively. The case was brought by four disabled people, who said they were “very pleased” with […]

Share you views – Delays in hospital care and treatment

  Healthwatch Stockport are currently running surveys for the local community of Stockport to provide their feedback. Are you one of the five million people waiting for hospital treatment or care because of COVID-19? We want to know your experience waiting for the care you need and what advice, information, or support the NHS has […]

Share your views – Long Covid

Healthwatch Stockport are currently running surveys for the local community of Stockport to provide their feedback. For some people, coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is sometimes called post-COVID-19 syndrome or ‘Long COVID’. How long it takes to recover from COVID-19 is different for everybody. Many […]

Share your views – GP appointment feedback

  Healthwatch Stockport are currently running surveys for the local community of Stockport to provide their feedback. If you have visited or contacted a Stockport GP practice over the past 12 months, we want to hear about your experience. Complete this short survey to help us understand what is happening at your local practice. Share […]

Count Disabled children in

Disabled children and families have a right to health and care support to live a good quality life, and have the same opportunities as other families. But this simply isn’t happening. Research from the Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) shows disabled children’s health and care is being underfunded by £2.1 billion. Families with disabled children are struggling […]

Integrated care systems and social care | The King’s Fund

Integrating health and social care has been an objective of national policy for more than three decades but has started to gather pace with the introduction the Health and Care Bill, which is expected to put integrated care systems (ICSs) on a statutory footing from April 2022. Statutory ICSs will comprise two key bodies – […]

Confirmatory PCR tests to be temporarily suspended for positive lateral flow test results

From 11th January, people who receive positive lateral flow results for COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate immediately & won’t be required to take a confirmatory PCR test Confirmatory PCR tests following a positive lateral flow test result to be temporarily suspended COVID-19 prevalence is high which means the chances of a false positive from […]