Warwickshire Healthwatch Survey

Published: 12 May 2020

They are seeking to find out:

  • How the pandemic has affected your experiences of health and social.
  • If you have been able to access all the information that you need in order to keep you/your family safe and well.
  • Whether your mental health been affected, and if so, what support you have been able to access.

Healthwatches’ role is to gather the views and experiences of people who use health and social care services locally and use these views to inform local services and local decision makers so that improvements can be made. Its work also feeds in nationally through parent organisation Healthwatch England.

In recent weeks, NHS and social care staff have been working hard to keep us well and safe, adapting the support they offer in response to Covid-19. Healthwatch is keen to hear about all experiences of how these changes are working for people, including positive ones.

Healthwatch Warwickshire’s Chief Executive, Chris Bain, said “This survey is really important to help make services better in your local community. If anyone wants to get more information on what services are available, we would encourage you to get in touch with your local Healthwatch.”

The survey will run throughout May. To tell Healthwatch about your experiences go to: www.healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk/covid-19/tell-us-your-experience

Visit their website for more information or to get in touch: www.healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk

Healthwatch Warwickshire is the County’s independent health and care champion. We exist to ensure that people are at the heart of care. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers listen to what people like about local health and care services, and what could be improved. These views are then shared with the decision-making organisations in the county, so together we can make a real difference. www.healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk

Healthwatch’s across the Country are conducting similar work and surveys which should help inform the national picture.