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Public urged to answer survey on how NHS services can be improved
People in Scarborough and Ryedale and the Vale of York are being encouraged to answer a survey on how local NHS services could be improved in the region in the future.
The NHS Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, outlines how the NHS will improve patient care and health outcomes over the next 10 years. It also requires regional partnerships to develop their own five-year plans which outline what changes are required in their local area to make health and care services better for the people who use them.
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership’s Long Term Plan will describe how the Partnership will deliver the requirements of the NHS Long Term Plan in the Humber, Coast and Vale area - Hull and East Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and the Vale of York.
Local Healthwatch organisations, led by Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire, are undertaking a programme of engagement on the NHS Long Term Plan across the Humber, Coast and Vale area. Their #WhatWouldYouDo campaign runs until the end of April and consists of online surveys and a range of engagement events.
People can share their views on how local NHS services in Scarborough and Ryedale and the Vale of York can be improved in future by completing the following surveys:
- For general feedback: http://www.healthwatch.co.uk/what-would-you-do-general
- For feedback on specific conditions (cancer, heart and lung disease, mental health conditions, dementia, learning disability, autism and LTC conditions such as diabetes and arthritis): healthwatch.co.uk/tell-us-what-would-you-do
Matthew Fawcett, Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire Manager, said: “We know that the NHS only works when people’s voices are heard. This is a once in a generation chance for local people to help decide where this extra money from Government should be spent in our NHS services in the East Riding.
“We want to hear from as many people, groups and communities as possible to ensure the local plans reflect the needs of our population. We want to hear about what works, what doesn’t and how people think local health services should be improved. No matter how big or small the issue, we want to hear about it. Sharing your experience with us is quick and easy - and could make a big difference.”
For more information on #WhatWouldYouDo, please visit https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/what-would-you-do
27 March 2019