Healthwatch Calderdale

Calderdale COVID-19 vaccination engagement

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Please disregard the previous blog post – the correct information is below:

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group is working in partnership with Calderdale Council, Healthwatch Calderdale and VSI Alliance, and would like to know your views and experiences of the Covid-19 vaccines.

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination already, you can feedback about your experience of the vaccination process here:

Alternatively, you can scan the QR code on the below poster.

If you have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination, we would like to hear your views on the vaccine and how well informed you feel about it. Please complete the following survey to let us know:


If you have had a positive experience with your vaccination and would be happy to share your story, we would love to hear from you. Please contact


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Healthwatch Calderdale experiences of medication feedback request

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As part of Healthwatch Calderdale’s Covid-19 feedback we heard from over 200 people about their experiences of medication.

Many had positive feedback about their experience, but we heard that some things may have been hard, they were:

  • Changes to medication;
  • Review of medicines prescribed;
  • Having to rely on support of family/friends to get medication.


All of that feedback has already been presented to all relevant local NHS organisations in an effort to bring improvements.

But we feel there is more we can learn and are now asking for specific feedback about the main issues raised. We want to know if access to medication is impacting the health and wellbeing of the public in Calderdale and how.

Please visit to complete the survey or via this link:

If you would like a paper copy of the survey please call HWC on 01422 399433 or email with your details so we can post a copy.

Healthwatch Calderdale Survey of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

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Healthwatch Calderdale is working on a project to source the views of people with experiences of local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

They have been working with families on a one-to-one basis and are now seeking further views on the services for children displaying signs of autistic spectrum condition (ASC), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or attention deficit disorder (ADD).

Healthwatch believes that in sharing your experiences, anonymously, they can help make a positive difference. They will share these stories with the CAMHS service provider and the commissioner (Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group), to ensure people’s voices are heard, highlighting the issues raised and making recommendations for positive change.

To have your say please complete this survey:
If you have any questions please contact Joanne Douglas at Healthwatch Calderdale via

Help Healthwatch to Improve Social Care in Calderdale and Kirklees

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For the next 12 months, Healthwatch Calderdale and Healthwatch Kirklees are focussing on the experience of people using Adult Social Care services.  They want to collect detailed feedback from people across a few months to help give a clear picture of what it’s really like to use those services. Hopefully you might want to be involved in this engagement project.

If you want to get involved please contact Clare at Healthwatch Kirklees on either 01924 450379 or email

Healthwatch are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services.  Anyone who wants to get involved with their engagement around Adult Social Care can be assured that they will represent their views to those with the power to make change happen.

The sole purpose is to help make care better.

Volunteer for Healthwatch Calderdale and make a difference

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Want an opportunity to make a difference in your community? Then become a Healthwatch Volunteer!

Healthwatch Calderdale is the local health and social care watchdog who rely on volunteer participation to reach all communities within the Calderdale Council area to gain views, experiences and ideas on local services.

There’s a broad spectrum of volunteer roles to suit all groups, ages and abilities so why not get involved today?

To find out more about Healthwatch volunteering roles, please email or call 01422 431099.