Introducing Brent Voices
We've launched Brent Voices, our brand new quarterly magazine. It's packed with information about how we're improving health services, as well as events and activity in the borough that you can get involved with. Plus, our Spring edition has the results from our recent GP Access borough - find out about residents' experiences booking an appointment with their GP.
Better care for patients thanks to additional appointments, bereavement support and mental health crisis support
Our evaluation of Brent's winter access fund found that patients benefited enormously from greater access to GP appointments, mental health crisis support, bereavement support and urgent care plan reviews. These projects were received very well by patients, who rated the care they received very highly. They also helped reduce pressure on primary care services. We look forward to seeing further work from North West London's Primary Care team in these areas. Read our reports here.
We're looking for Community Researchers
We're looking for two people from Brent's Polish and Romanian communities to join us as Community Researchers and help us engage & listen to the experiences of Eastern European people living in Brent. Find out more here.
Help shape health and social care as part of our Advisory Group
Help shape health & social care as part of our Advisory Group! The Advisory Group works independently and plays a key role in ensuring that Healthwatch Brent is effective, inclusive & transparent in its priority setting. Find out more.
Healthwatch Inclusion Ambassador
Join the Healthwatch Brent team as an Inclusion Ambassador
We are seeking someone to join us from the deaf and hard of hearing community to join us as a Healthwatch Brent Inclusion Ambassador to use their lived experience to support other local Healthwatch to support volunteer teams to become better at recruiting and retaining a diverse range of volunteers. Find out more here
Covid-19 update: get your vaccine this winter
People who have so far not been vaccinated or have only had one dose are being urged to come forward so that they and their loved ones are protected. Booster vaccines are also now available across Brent.
In order to vaccinate as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, the local NHS, in partnership with local councils, is providing thousands of additional vaccination appointments. For information on where to get your jab, how to book and where walk-in jabs may be available, go to www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus/vaccine-centres . Please note that the best way to guarantee your jab is to book in advance, as walk-in vaccination will depend on availability.
For more information about Covid-19, go to our Coronavirus information page.