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Welcome to Healthwatch Rutland

We are here to make sure your views on health and social care services are heard. Sign up to receive regular news and information; and use the talk to us form to leave comments about services.

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About

Healthwatch will give people a powerful voice locally and nationally. At a local level, local Healthwatch will work to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Find out how we can help you.

Contact us

Call 01572 720381 or write to Healthwatch Rutland  c/o Voluntary Action Rutland, Lands End Way Oakham LE15 6RB  

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The Board of Directors are all volunteers and supervise the work plan, deciding which issues we take up and how to best take them forward. Find out more about what we do.

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Events

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Our formal board meetings are held in public during the day and we also have a less formal evening meeting with the board.  These will be held as follows:-

May 15th 1.30 pm until 4pm in the conference room at the Gover Centre Voluntary Action Rutland, Lands End Way Oakham LE15 6RB

June 17th 7.30pm until 9.30 pm in the Audit Hall, Audit Hall Road Empingham LE15 8PH

July 17th 1.30 pm until 4pm in the conference room at the Gover Centre Voluntary Action Rutland, Lands End Way Oakham LE15 6RB

August 19th 6.30pm until 9pm in Lyddington Village Hall, Main Street , Lyddington LE15 9LR

September 18th AGM 1.30pm until 4pm Uppingham Surgery, Northgate, Uppingham LE15 9EG

October 15th 7.30pm until 9.30pm, Ryhall Village Hall, Church Street, Ryhall PE9 4HR

November 20th 1.30 pm until 4pm in the conference room at the Gover Centre Voluntary Action Rutland, Lands End Way Oakham LE15 6RB

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Latest News

Future of Childbirth and Gynaecology Services

Leicester’s Hospitals is reviewing how it will deliver its services for women in the coming years. To make sure these services are right for all the women who use them we need your views.  We are meeting at 12 noon until 1.15pm on July 17th in the conference room at the Gover Centre, Voluntary Action Rutland, Lands End Way Oakham LE15 6RB During the meeting you will hear more about the case for change and be given the opportunity to have your say. This event is open to all. Please feel free to bring your baby!

Emergency First Responders

Blue light services join forces to launch the UK’s first regional Emergency First Responder scheme

A new six-month pilot scheme will see East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and the fire services based in the region work together to save more lives.

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New NHS drive to help patients find the right care first time

New NHS drive to help patients find the right care first time

NHS organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have joined forces in a new drive to help patients find the right care first time.

They have given a fresh look to the long-running Choose Better campaign, with an updated website and posters, as well as the wide-scale direct mailing of an easy-to-use guide.

The guide is a handy, postcard-size pamphlet which is being sent out to more than 100,000 targeted homes across the area. A further 100,000-plus will be distributed via GP surgeries, health centres, pharmacists and hospitals, as well as council offices, libraries and schools.

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