Making health and social care services work better, for everyone

Everything we do is only possible with your voice. Our connections to local people allow us to gather your feelings and thoughts about how local services are working well, and how they can work better, for you.

The more of you who share your experiences with us, the more we can share with service providers, to help them understand what works and what doesn’t, to inform their improvement plans for the future of your care.

On 3rd September 2018, as we celebrate the NHS turning 70, Healthwatch England is running a national social media campaign, #ItStartsWithYou, which aims to raise awareness of the impact people can have on their care by sharing their views, and encourage more people to share their stories with their local Healthwatch.

We have had some great successes this year, but feel that personal stories are best told by the people who lived them. So we’re asking you to get in touch and let us know if you’d be happy to share your story about how we’ve helped you, as part of the campaign.

This campaign starts on 25th June 2018 and runs until the NHS’ birthday in September, so we would love to hear from you soon!

If you only have a little time to spare, or don’t want to share your full story, there are lots of ways to help us spread the word. You can:

  • Join the thunderclap on social media
  • Share a short version of your story on social media and add the tag #ItStartsWithYou. Don’t forget to tag us (@HealthwatchWarw on Facebook and Twitter)!
  • Share your story anonymously via our website feedback form (do please state if you’re happy for it to be used for the campaign), and
  • Encourage others to share their experiences.

Of course, we always want to hear your feedback, however you prefer to share it. Any feedback you share will be held in confidence unless you give us permission to use it in this, or any other awareness raising activity. You can contact us directly at any time to share your thoughts by phone, email or even old fashioned ‘snail mail’. Details of how to get in touch can be found on our contact page.

 

We look forward to learning more about your experiences!

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