11th April 2013
LINkrotherham service and website closure The LINkrotherham service ended on 31 March 2013 and this website will no longer be updated.26th March 2013
Parkwood Healthcare Ltd awarded Healthwatch Rotherham contract News about the award of the new Rotherham Healthwatch contract25th March 2013
Clinical Commissioning Group website Rotherham's Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) website is now up and running
Technology boost for children’s services Children, young people and their families will be able to have a say about the service they are receiving from a local health trust via the latest technology.18th March 2013
LINkrotherham interim annual report April - December 2012 New actions and impact report available13th March 2013
Swap fags for swag on No Smoking Day 2013 ‘Swap fags for swag’ this year on Wednesday 13 March for No Smoking Day and find out what you could gain by giving up.12th March 2013
Reaction to High Court Ruling Reaction to the High Court ruling about the reconfiguration of children's heart services in England11th March 2013
Cut your salt intake with SAW It's Salt Awareness Week (SAW) - start thinking about your salt intake today!
John Street nursing home celebrates 20 years Residents and staff celebrate the 20th anniversary of a Thurcroft nursing home for people with learning disabilities5th March 2013
A Fair Society? How the cuts target disabled people report Report by Dr Simon Duffy on behalf of the Campaign for a Fair Society4th March 2013
New report published - Low expectations: attitudes on choice, care and community for people with dementia in care homes Report on key issues affecting people with dementia living in care homes.1st March 2013
Funki Munki lounge opens in Rotherham Rotherham people in recovery from substance misuse have another place to share experiences in a social setting.25th February 2013
Connect to your support online People needing help and support in Rotherham are now just a click away from finding out what services are available.
Electrical fires awareness campaign by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is raising awareness of the dangers of electrical fires.
Healthwatch England Healthwatch England appoints Jane Macfarlane to committee
Speak out about teenage relationship abuse Trust backs campaign to tackle teenage relationship abuse
National pledge to improve children's health and reduce child deaths A new pledge about making improvements to the health of children and young people has been launched.15th February 2013
Healthwatch information sessions Three events are being held in Yorkshire for potential volunteers to find out more about opportunities with the new local Healthwatch bodies.7th February 2013
Making it Real survey Share your views about the personalisation of adult social care4th February 2013
Connect to Support Rotherham now launched Connect to Support Rotherham new website now available to the public26th November 2012
Rotherham Council's Local Account - read the report & your chance to comment Rotherham Council has published its Local Account (2012) which provides information on the performance of local social care services.21st November 2012
Senior Citizens Drive Safe A ground breaking initiative developed by South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is being offered to help older people to continue driving safely.
NHS Constitution - share your views Patients and the public have been asked to respond to the proposals to strengthen the NHS Constitution.29th October 2012
Rotherham Deaf Futures host prostate cancer information session Springwell Gardens was the venue for both deaf and hearing people to get together to find out about and discuss prostate cancer.
Are you a carer? Rotherham Carers Forum may be able to help
Time is running out to share your views on the Rotherham Carers Charter 2012 31 October is the deadline for you to share your views on the draft Rotherham Carers Charter 20123rd September 2012
Rother Heights Enter and View Visit report - August 2012 The final report following the Enter and View visit at Rother Heights is now available.20th August 2012
NAVCA briefing and commentary NAVCA has published a briefing and commentary on the development of regulations for Healthwatch10th August 2012
No health without mental health: implementation framework published A national framework to help improve mental health and wellbeing has been published6th August 2012
Healthwatch England website launched The website will provide information during the implementation phase for Healthwatch and will be updated ready for the launch of Healthwatch England in October 2012.25th July 2012
Yorkshire Ambulance Trust welcomes new members The Trust is applying to become an NHS Foundation Trust and is looking for new members to join24th July 2012
Samaritans awareness day 24:7 Tuesday 24 July is national Samaritans awareness day 24:719th July 2012
Yorkshire and the Humber NHS 111 provider named Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Local Care Direct have been announced as the preferred provider to deliver the new NHS 111 service for the region.18th July 2012
Get in on the Act A new guide has been published which explains the Health and Social Care Act 2012
Independent Living Fund consultation The Government has announced a consultation on the future of the Independent Living Fund13th July 2012
Caring for our future: reforming care and support White Paper published The White Paper sets out the vision for a reformed care and support system.6th July 2012
National Transplant Week 9 - 15 July 2012 National Transplant Week takes place between 9 and 15 July and aims to increse understanding of organ donation and encourage more people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register.29th June 2012
Healthwatch England consultation report Department of Health Response to consultation which took place earlier this year.
2012 LINkrotherham Annual General Meeting View the presentations from the Annual General Meeting held on 15 June 2012.27th June 2012
LINkrotherham Enter and View Visit Report - June 2012 Beech Cliffe Enter and View Visit final report
Don't leave it too late to renew your blue badge If you're a blue badge holder for disabled parking, keep an eye on the expiry date on your badge.25th June 2012
LINkrotherham Annual Report April 2011 - March 2012 The report highlights some of the activities undertaken by LINkrotherham between April 2011 and March 2012.20th June 2012
Governing Board meeting minutes - April 2012 The minutes from the LINkrotherham Governing Board meeting on 23 April 2012 are now available.
Heatwave Plan for England This Department of Health leaflet offers practical advice about looking after yourself and others in hot weather
Practical information for people pre, during or post surgery Patient Information Leaflet: My Role and Responsibilities in Helping to Improve My Recovery1st June 2012
Cancer Action Rotherham invite individuals and groups to get involved Cancer Action Rotherham (CAR) is raising awareness of the role that this group plays in influencing the development of cancer services in Rotherham.
Tassibee: Fuel Poverty Project Tassibee has been awarded a grant from Scottish Power Energy People Trust to work with the black and minority ethnic community in Rotherham to provide information, skills and advice to families living in 'fuel poverty'.21st May 2012
Your views on the NHS Constitution Could you spare a few minutes to share your views?
Choose Well survey Why do people in Rotherham choose particular services when they become ill or injured? A new survey is being developed to find out.11th May 2012
LINk Governing Board meeting dates New dates have been added for meetings between May and September 2012.
LINkrotherham becomes search partner for Missing People LINkrotherham is supporting Missing People, an independent charity which helps find those who go missing and provides support to their families during the search.10th May 2012
Governing Board Minutes 26 March 2012 Minutes from the Governing Board meeting on 26 March 2012.18th April 2012
LINKrotherham 2012 Spring Newsletter The Spring Newsletter is now available and contains an update on LINkrotherham’s governing board and articles about future LINkrotherham activities - take a look and get involved!5th April 2012
Governing Board Minutes 13 February 2012 Minutes from the Governing Board meeting 13 February 2012
Findings from Rotherham's Health & Wellbeing consultation Recently LINkrotherham undertook a consultation on the key issues and priorities for Rotherham's Health & Wellbeing Board23rd February 2012
CQC and LINks – national development project Care Quality Commission (CQC) is running a national project with 27 LINks across the country on how to improve and develop their current relationships and information sharing with LINks and to prepare for how CQC can best work with local HealthWatch.15th February 2012
Governing Board Minutes 9 January 2012 Minutes from Governing Board Meeting 9 January 201225th January 2012
Cancer Action Rotherham Are you a carer or patient with a permanent disability who has been touched by cancer? Cancer Action Rotherham are interested in your views regarding existing cancer services.
Acting Together Acting Together’ is the name the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has given to involving people as Experts by Experience.13th January 2012
New Document Understanding & Preventing Adverse Effects of Psychological Therapies11th January 2012
New Board Members Introducing our two new Governing Board members: Steve Burns and Mirban Hussain.
Health and Wellbeing Board Voluntary Action Rotherham’s next voluntary and community sector meeting is with Cllr Ken Wyatt, the Chair of the new Health and Wellbeing Board. This is the sectors’ opportunity to hear about how the board is developing, the role of the board and how the sector can get involved in decision making.4th January 2012
Key Dates Dates of the next Board Meetings and the AGM.14th December 2011
Governing Board Governing Board News: Application for the Governing Board vacancy is now closed and minutes of November meeting.1st December 2011
Prostate Cancer - Is Your Care Up To Standard? A message from the prostate cancer team about the standard of your care.25th November 2011
Two New Documents The Foundation Trust3rd November 2011
Help Shape the Future of Your Local Ambulance Service Have your say… help to shape the future of your local ambulance service. Yorkshire Ambulance Service is looking to apply for foundation trust status in 2012.22nd September 2011
Care Quality Commission - State of Care 2010-11 Care Quality Commission have published there third annual report into the state of health and adult social care in England.8th September 2011
Department of Health wants more health related apps The Department of Health want to know about the best health apps and to hear your ideas for new ones.
Rotherham Hospital opens its Community Corner Community Corner is Rotherham Hospital’s brand new information sharing concept aimed at providing the voluntary and community sector with a platform for meeting with the hospital community and further developing community partnerships4th August 2011
Applications required to sit on the Quality Standard for Hip Fracture Topic Expert Group The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence are currently seeking applications from patients and carers to sit on the Quality Standard for Hip Fracture Topic Expert Group.
Become a parent, carer or lay member of the Guideline Development Group for Feverish illness in children under 5yrs The National Institute of Clinical Excellence is currently recruiting parent and carer members of the Guideline Development Group for Feverish illness in children.26th July 2011
Rotherham Access Guide Rotherham Access Group is a group of disabled people who live in Rotherham. The group is currently interested in creating a Rotherham Access Guide, that lists level of accessibility of various public buildings/premises and areas in Rotherham, as well as that of services available to disabled people.
Rotherham Cancer Care Centre Rotherham Cancer Care Centre provides free care and support to Rotherham people who have had a diagnosis of cancer22nd July 2011
Dard-e-dil – “Pain in Heart” - New DVD which can save lives A new life-saving DVD to help South Asian people to get the urgent help they need if they get chest pains has been produced. It is available in Urdu (with English subtitles) and stresses the importance of ringing 999 immediately when experiencing symptoms of a heart attack.20th July 2011
Volunteer Governing Board Members Does health or social care concern you? LINkrotherham involves people and communities in the shaping of health and social care services. In the months ahead our role will be enhanced as we become the Local HealthWatch. LINkrotherham is seeking new members to its Governing Board, to help oversee the ongoing transition into Local HealthWatch and uphold improvements in local health and social care standards.
Run England - Recreational Running Project Run England is the official England Athletics recreational running project which aims to get the whole nation running.18th July 2011
The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) needs your help They are running a survey to gather the views of patients, carers and family members about their experiences of receiving nursing care at home.15th July 2011
Relocation of the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) The Patient Advice & Liaison Service (known as PALS) will be relocating to Oak House, Bramley with effect from 8 August 2011.23rd June 2011
Community Groups Encouraged to Sign Up to Free Online Directory An advanced online directory of voluntary, community and faith groups in Rotherham has been launched.15th June 2011
Do you know a health hero? HEALTH workers and grateful patients are being encouraged to nominate medical staff for awards recognising their heroic efforts.24th February 2011
Become a member of Voluntary Action Rotherham Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) is the lead body for supporting, developing and promoting the voluntary and community sector in Rotherham.4th February 2011
GP Consortia - The Vision Following the publication of the government’s response to the White Paper consultation and the 2011/12 NHS Operating Framework, the likely shape and operating structure of GP Consortia is emerging.
From LINks to HealthWatch – ‘A Powerful New Consumer Champion’ Proposals have been outlined by the advisory group for the development of HealthWatch, which will replace the existing LINks