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Call to share views on health & social care in Bucks

Call to share views on health & social care in Bucks

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:48am 17th January 2020.

Have you spoken up about care and health services in Buckinghamshire?

Well, 2020 is being seen as the time to do it - as Healthwatch Bucks say research shows services mental health, social care and hospital care are top priorities for many.

They advise services on ways to improve and often see positive results.

Every Healthwatch in the country will be taking part in the #Speakup2020 campaign.  

By taking five minutes to speak up, people in Buckinghamshire can improve care for themselves, their loved ones, and their community.

Healthwatch England, the national champion for health and social care, has today also revealed the top issues people across the country are talking to Healthwatch about.

Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Our hospitals have seen improvements thanks to Healthwatch Bucks

People have said mental health; hospital care and social care should be the top priorities in 2020.

As well as a greater focus on peer support, people want the NHS and social care to better understand what children and young people want and need from health services.

Sir Robert Francis CQ, Chair of Healthwatch England said:

"Listening to peoples experiences and understanding what they want to see done differently often provides practical solutions that help hospitals, GP surgeries and care services better manage the increasing demands being places on them'

"At Healthwatch this is what we do. We take the time to listen, and encourage others, especially leaders, across health and care to do the same. This builds vital insight and understanding that helps services make the right changes."

People can share the changes they want to see by getting in touch with Healthwatch Bucks, by phoning 01844 34 88 39, emailing info@healthwatchbucks.co.uk or by completing the short online survey.

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