Many vulnerable children with learning disabilities are stuck in mental health hospitals for too long in poor conditions

Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, is today publishing a new report, `Far less than they deserve: Children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals’.   The report shows how too many children are being admitted to secure hospitals unnecessarily – in some cases are spending months and years of their childhood … Read more


TALK TO US! Do you run a community group or hold regular meetings? Healthwatch Hull can pop along & speak at your sessions about the role of Healthwatch and how we could help you by: Providing information, advice and support about local Health and Social Care services Finding out what people think about services Visiting services … Read more

Stress and Brexit cited as reasons for leaving nursing, but overall figures on the increase

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has published findings from its register, which shows that around 8,000 more nurses, midwives and nursing associates are now registered to work in the UK compared to 12 months ago. This data report explores the numbers of nurses, midwives and nursing associates joining and leaving the register between 1 … Read more

A hostile environment for care

In its Report ‘Delayed, deterred, and distressed: The impact of NHS overseas charging regulations on patients and the doctors who care for them’ the BMA states that there is now clear evidence that The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 are deterring vulnerable groups from accessing NHS treatment, threatening public health, … Read more

Every Mum Matters perinatal mental health campaign launches

A newly-launched campaign is encouraging new and expectant mums in parts of Yorkshire and the Humber region to look after their mental health. The Every Mum Matters campaign was launched across Hull and East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire on 29th April, which also marks the start of Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week … Read more

New Chair Appointed to Healthwatch Hull

Healthwatch Hull are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair to support its work as the independent health and social care champion for Hull. Helena Spencer, who has most recently been a local councillor for Hull’s Newington ward, will take up the post with immediate effect. This is a voluntary position and will … Read more

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