Making health and social care services work better, for everyone

What would you do to improve local health services?

With growing pressure on the NHS – people living longer, more people living with long-term conditions, and lifestyle choices affecting people’s health – changes are needed to make sure everybody gets the support they need.

The NHS has produced a ten-year plan, setting out all of the things it wants health services to do better for people across the country. Now your local NHS needs to hear from you about what those changes should look like in your community.

Your views matter

The Long Term Plan sets out what the NHS wants to do better, including:

  • Making it easier for people to access support closer to home and via technology
  • Doing more to help people stay well
  • Providing better support for people with cancer, mental health conditions, heart and lung diseases, long-term conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis, learning disabilities and autism, and for people as they get older and experience conditions such as dementia.

What are Healthwatch Warwickshire doing?

Healthwatch England created two surveys to help gather views about how health services are delivered locally – a general survey, and one for individuals living with specific conditions (such as Cancer, or Mental Health problems). Local Healthwatches all over the country have been running engagement activities and sharing the survey to gather your views and help make care better.

Healthwatch Warwickshire and Healthwatch Coventry have promoted the two surveys are much as possible, including going out to groups and community spaces and providing paper copies of the survey.

We will also be running some engagement activities over the coming months on the topics of Technology in Healthcare and Proactive and Preventative Care.

What can you do?

The surveys are now closed by you can click here to find out more, share your views and help make care better, or follow us on facebook and take part in our polls.

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