If we want to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for young people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, we need to hear their experiences
With statistics showing that by year 6, 1 in 4 children will be obese and over half of young people will report feelings of stress or anxiety on at least some occasion, we need to understand more about the experiences of young people if we are to improve their health and wellbeing outcomes.
Good health for young people is key to their wellbeing and forms the basis of good health in later life. There are a number of critical reasons for understanding the experiences of young people:
- The first signs of many serious long-term conditions emerge between the ages of 10 and 25, including three quarters of lifetime mental health disorders.
- Adolescence is a time when risk taking behaviours begin and life-long health behaviours are set in place.
- Health inequalities are widespread by the time of transition to adulthood, and some are widening.
- Effects of poor healthcare in adolescence can last a lifetime.
The local NHS would like to hear the experiences of the 222,000 young people aged 11 -25 years old living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, as it is there chance to shape health care. We also want to hear from:
- Families of people who are 11 – 25-years old
- NHS and healthcare staff providing services to people who are 11-25 years old
The insights will be used to improve services and ultimately enhance the health and wellbeing of young people.
You can simply forward this email which contains links to the survey shown above.
We have also put together a toolkit of resources Young voices on healthcare – LLR ICB including a newsletter article, postcard, poster, social media content and additional information. Just click on the link to the toolkit to access it. We would be grateful if you could use the content to spread the word to as many young people, their families and staff delivering services as possible.
If you need further information or resources to assist you with sharing information about the engagement please contact Jacob Brown on 07917 516 382 and Jacob.email@example.com
The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board (LLR ICB) working in partnership with the Primary Care Networks (PCNs – groups of practices working together) will be launching a GP Practice survey for patients the week commencing Monday 22 January 2024 and will run for six weeks ending on Sunday 3 March 2024.
As a key partner when engaging within your communities, the LLR ICB are running a webinar to have a conversation with yourselves on how we can work together to promote the survey to understand how patients are feeling about their experience when visiting their GP practice. The survey also provides the opportunity of talking to people about the wide mix of specialist health professional roles now available in the practice as well as appointment options and online services.
We are hosting two webinars. Please do attend at a date and time that is convenient to you:
- Tuesday 30 January, 6pm – 6.45pm via MS Teams. Please click on this link to join.
- Wednesday 31 January, 2pm – 2.45pm via MS Teams. Please click on this link to join.
If you can attend, please email Birju Vaja in advance with the session you’d like to attend, but you are more than welcome to attend on the day. The session will also be recorded and shared after the webinar has ended.