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We and many of our associates in the Harrow Patients' Participation Network strive to bring issues of health importance into the open.  On this page we will be featuring such initiatives and will maintain and archive of these as information news comes along.
Healthwatch Harrow is the health and social care champion for local residents.           (Added on 10 Marech 2021)

In this Issue!
  • Healthwatch Harrow Update!
  • Census 2021 in Harrow – Everyone Counts!
  • Frequently Asked Questions About the Vaccine
  • The Covid-19 Vaccine: Myths vs. Facts
  • myCMC from Coordinate My Care
  • Reforming the Mental Health Act – Have Your Say!
  • Speaking to Your GP – Guidance from the NHS
  • Environmental Public Research Opportunities
  • Maternity and Coronavirus
  • Dentistry and the Impact of Covid-19
... plus more!                           Click here to view Issue 16
Rewind                                                                                                                  (Added 18th December 2020)
Reducing Weight with INtensive Dietary support

REWIND promotes weight loss for diabetes with healthy eating, lifestyle changes and physical activity.  To see the slides from a recent webinair click here.  

See related videos by clicking on the following links:

Press release: 12 November 2020
NHS North West London ‘Help us Help You’ this winter                  (added 14 November 2020)

This winter, the NHS in North West London is reminding residents of the range of healthcare services available to help them.
With coronavirus restrictions continuing to impact our day to day lives, we are aware that this winter will be unlike any other. Although coronavirus has changed how some NHS services are delivered, we want our local residents to know that no matter what your concern may be, our NHS services are still available for your use. Our services are safe to use and we are here to help.
 Here’s a list of things you can do locally, online and over the phone that will help you stay well this winter (click here for full press release)

GP Patient Survey, NHS Harrow CCG - 2020 Survey Publication                              (added 20th October 2020)

The GP Patient Survey measures patients’ experiences across a range of topics, including:
 Your local GP services; making an appointment; your last appointment; overall experience; your health.
Other questions asked include: When your GP practice is closed; NHS Dentistry; some questions about you.

The GP Patient Survey provides data at practice level using a consistent methodology, which means it is comparable across organisations.  See the full report here.

The Carer Card Scheme                                                                                 (added 29 September 2020)        

“The Carer Card Scheme recognises the carers role in providing support to a vulnerable person and the contribution they make to their local community’’

For full details, sample cards and contact details please click here.
Harrow Carers                    (added 27 September 2019)
Do you care for someone? - A relative, neighbor or friend?
Harrow Carers can help with training, support and advice.

For a copy of our 'A Guide for Carers in Harrow' contact or phone 02088685224

Integrated Care Newsletter                                                 (added on 28 Februsry 2019)

The Integrated Care Programme newsletter will be published regularly and will provide important updates and news to all those interested in the day-today running and implementation of the programme. To share news, experiences or thoughts with the wider team as part of this newsletter, or to give us your comments and feedback, please contact us at

The first newsletter from the Integrated Care Programme team in Harrow can be viewed by clicking on this link.
LMCs launches new PPG resource for practice teams and patients                 
(added 2 July 2017)
Londonwide LMCs is celebrating PPG Awareness week with the launch of a new web page offering patient engagement information and resources for practice teams and PPGs.    Please take a look by visiting

Don’t miss our new toolkit 'Setting the future framework for your PPG', produced in collaboration with the Patients Association and accessible on the new patient engagement resources web page.  The toolkit outlines a straightforward process to support practice leads in patient participation when working with PPG members to review the current focus and structure of their PPG and develop and act on PPG priorities for the future.

Please also take the opportunity to share your learning and top tips on PPG development with peers via the resources page.

I hope you find the web page useful. Please mail us on to let us know what you think of it.
Focus on Dementia                                                                   (added 20 June 2017)
Linda Matthews, Alzheimer’s Society Services Manager

Last year, the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is responsible for planning and buying health services needed for people in Harrow was forced to cut its services due to budget restraints. As a result, a wide range of dementia services are no longer available for local residents.

Before these cuts were made, Alzheimer’s Society managed services which supported people living with dementia in Harrow for over 18 years. Today, the Society has no funded services in the borough, which means a limited level of support is available for people affected by dementia.

There are over 2,500 people living with dementia in Harrow and many more who are affected by the condition in some way. So it is vital we unite and take action now.

Linda's full report can be read by clicking here

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