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  • Maternal Mental Wellbeing

    Read our latest report on Maternal Mental Wellbeing in Brent. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges around perinatal mental health, and this theme exists across all aspects of mental health. Read the full report here

  • The flu virus kills thousands on an average year. The vaccine is the best protection.

    Flu is a serious condition that kills thousands and hospitalizes thousands more in England each year. The flu vaccination is the best protection for you and those around you which is why it is offered for free for those most at risk. Find out more.

  • Healthwatch Brent Annual Report

    The Healthwatch Brent Annual Report 2019-2020 is now available.  You can view it here. Find out about our community partners, how we reached people and gathered views from Brent residents.

  • Coronavirus

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    Movement restictions brought into place. Read the latest information here

    We have put together a leaflet called 'How to get help during lockdown' which contains lots of helpful information about the services that are available to you.

  • Attitudes towards self care

    Managing one’s own health can help alleviate the huge strain on primary and emergency health services. Brent Clinical Commissioning Group launched the Health Help Now App in January 2018  - this digital tool provides support to self care for local people across North West London. Find out what local people think of the app, read our findings here.

  • Cancer screening for people with learning disabilities

    The national uptake of cancer screenings for people with learning disabilities is poor. We wanted to explore the situation in Brent, so we held focus groups and spoke to 28 service users in brent about cancer. Read our findings here.  

  • Inpatient mouth care

    Oral health has been found to deteriorate in hospitalised patients. We conducted a review into hospitalised patients' mouth care across wards in London North West University Trust. read our findings here

  • GP access hub appointments

    We conducted a survey in all 5 GP access hubs in Brent to explore the main issues that local residents were experiencing. Read our findings here.

  • Understanding barriers to accessing suicide prevention support

    Nationally suicide numbers have been declining since the 1980s, however in the last decade these numbers have been increasing. We spoke to national agencies and organisations, conducted desktop research and interviewed 26 faith and community groups in Brent. Read our findings here.