What would you do? Your chance to shape how your local NHS should change

Posted March 4, 2019

Have your say about how NHS services in your area should change. There are 2 surveys below.

Would would you do to improve NHS

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

The Government is investing an extra £20bn a year in the NHS. The NHS has produced a Long Term Plan, setting out all the things it wants health services to do better for people across the country. This includes: making it easier for people to access support closer to home and via technology, doing more to help people stay well, and providing better support for people with long-term health conditions.

But whilst the national plan has set some clear goals, it’s up to local areas to decide how they’re achieved. Now it’s time for people to have their say and help shape what the delivery of the plan should look like in their communities.

Below you will find videos of people highlighting why you should have your say on this topic. Click the blue bars below to watch these videos.

Linda Larkin – Manager for Cross Roads Care Newbury

Sam Dolton – ICS Officer at Healthwatch Reading, West Berkshire & Wokingham

Alice Kunjappy-Clifton – Engagement Lead at Healthwatch West Berkshire

Andrew Sharp – Chief Officer at Healthwatch West Berkshire

Have your say

Healthwatch England are running two online surveys to gather people’s views about the NHS. Click the two surveys below to participate. Survey 1 is for everyone to participate in. You can participate in survey 2 in addition to survey 1 if you have a long term condition (examples of these are listed below)

Survey 1

What would you do to give people more control of their care?

Survey 2

What would you do to give people better support?

Tell us what your local NHS can do to help your community stay well and to make local services better.Tell us about your experiences of support for cancer, mental health conditions, heart and lung diseases, long-term conditions such as diabetes and arthritis, learning disabilities, autism, and dementia, and what could make care better.

These two surveys can also be found in alternative formats, such as easy read and BSL. Please click HERE for information about this.

Alternatively you can contact us directly and tell us your thoughts on this matter by Email: contact@healthwatchwestberks.org.uk | Phone: 01635 886 210 | Website: Link