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Healthwatch Visit #TeamKC 23/01/2020

AN EXCITING MORNING

Earlier this week #TeamKC played host to Healthwatch Worcestershire, who devised a workshop for our Health & Social Care students.  The aim of the session was to develop their understanding of all the important work that Healthwatch do and understanding how important it is to give our health & social services feedback so they can carry out essential improvement work.

The session was led by Morag Edmondson, who specialises in  Children and Young People, including Mental Health and Maternity, Autism Spectrum Conditions, Learning Disabilities, Accessible Information and the Wychavon and Malvern Hills area.

WHO ARE HEALTHWATCH?

Healthwatch Worcestershire was established in 2013 as the independent consumer champion for the Worcestershire area, with the specific purpose of giving the public, patients and users of health and social care services in Worcestershire a voice.

WHAT DO THEY DO?

  • Find out what the public think about their local health and social care services.
  • Make sure that the public  have a real say in how health and social care services are run.
  • Help to hold services to account.

HOW DO THEY DO IT?

  • Gather views of the people who use those particular services
  • Visit services to talk to people and look and see how things are done – they call this Enter and View.
  • “Signpost” people where to go to find out about services.
  • Suggest how services can be improved – from a patient or service point of view.

WHAT SERVICES DO THEY COVER?

Healthwatch cover a huge variety of health & social services over Worcestershire!

PUBLICLY FUNDED HEALTH SERVICES

  • GPs
  • Hospitals
  • Dentists
  • Ambulance Service
  • Mental Health services
  • Pharmacies
  • Opticians

PUBLICLY FUNDED SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Home care and support for elderly, people with disabilities.
  • Mental health and substance misuse
  • Children’s services including family support and fostering and adoption.

A GLOWING REVIEW

Morag was thrilled with how engaged our students were with her session, she said…

“Everytime I visit Kidderminster College I find a room full of  students keen to learn, it’s always great to see so many young students who are passionate about what they are studying! ”

WHAT OUR STUDENTS GOT UP TO..

The purpose of the session that morning was to broaden our students knowledge of the health & social care system, and to find out what services they had heard of and what they offered, they created word clouds and had several quizzes in groups.

OUR COURSES

For more information on our Health & Social Care courses, click the link below :

Health & Social Care 

STAY SOCIAL

FOLLOW HEALTHWATCH

Make sure to give Healthwatch a follow on: FACEBOOK & TWITTER

And check out their website: Healthwatch

TO ALL OUR ENGLISH AND MATHS STUDENTS

Thank you for all your hard work this year and your continued efforts in very unusual circumstances. We do hope you feel well supported by the College in this period of home learning.

We have now heard from the official body Ofqual about how your GCSE exam grades in English and maths will be determined. This is explained in this STANDARD LETTER and we would encourage you all to read it, and to share it with your parents/carers where appropriate.

Your grades will be based on your classroom work and assessments completed since September and your progress reviews to date. They will also be guided by your English or maths tutor, who knows you best and knows how hard you’ve worked. Very specific guidance will be followed by the teachers in this respect to ensure consistency across the country.

Your English and maths tutors will continue to be in touch with you, and to set work, up to the point when grades are to be submitted and you should continue to work on your English and maths until this point.

It may be tempting to ask your teacher or tutor about your potential grades or about the work that they will be doing to determine them, HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD NOT DO SO. They will not be able to discuss this with you, and the grades will be confidential and subject to Ofqual processes and checks before the release date in the summer.

Once the grades have been released in the summer anyone unhappy with their result will have the opportunity to appeal.

Please refer back to our UPDATES page for any FAQ’s you may have.

#TeamKC