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Date: 13th May 2021 Time: 14:00
Healthwatch is the official independent national champion for people who use health and social care services. It has the right to attend NHS CCG and hospital Trust meetings.
There is a local Healthwatch in every area of England, usually organised on local authority boundaries. Healthwatch Rutland [HWR] works in concert with Healthwatch in Northamptonshire and also liaises with their counterparts in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. They aim to find out what people like about services, and what could be improved, and then share these views with those with the power to make change happen. Healthwatch also help people find the information they need about services in their area.
Nationally and locally, they have the power to make sure that those in charge of health and social care services hear people’s voices. As well as seeking the public’s views they also encourage health and social care services to involve people in decisions that affect them.
Healthwatch Rutland have contacted the Better Healthcare for Stamford [BH4S] to enquire about participation in a consultation process being run from now until early June.
HWR want to understand from people, in more detail, what they want from local health and care services. Its project ‘What matters to you?’ is asking what support and treatment should be available locally in the future to make services better, and what would make it easier for people to take control of their own health and wellbeing and help them to live a healthier life? The results will then be fed in to partners on the Health and Wellbeing Board to influence service design in Rutland. They are aware that ‘local’ has a different meaning perhaps to people living on the Eastern borders of Rutland than say to people living in the rest of the county. Having been well sighted on the issues at Lakeside Stamford, they have invited Rutland members of BH4S group to attend a virtual discussion group about what we want from local health and care services.
This is a marvellous opportunity to air your views and help shape our health and social care provision. The meeting will be on hosted on Zoom on 13th May at 2pm. To register and participate please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put the words “BH4S 13 May meeting” in the heading. Mandy will then reply with the meeting link enabling you to login to the event.