GP Access and Living Well project results
Healthwatch Herefordshire would like to thank everyone who gave us their views and experiences of accessing GP practices and of public health, healthy lifestyle and prevention services.
There was a good level of participation in the Healthwatch GP Access project, which ran from August to October. Over 300 people completed the survey, in addition to face to face meetings, and attendance at our September public board meeting.
The preliminary results and recommendations were presented at our recent public meeting, in Leominster on 7 November. The full results will be published on our column and website next month.
The ‘Living Well’ project, which is about public health, living a healthy lifestyle and prevention services, was launched at our Leominster event on 7 November. The event was well attended with a variety of experiences shared by members of the public. The general survey for this topic will run from November to January 28 alongside face to face engagement and focus groups held across the county.
We want to hear your views on:
• What you and your family need to keep healthy
• What you think about prevention methods such as; flu jabs and water fluoridation
• What you think about healthy living campaigns such as; Stop Smoking, Change4Life and OneYou.
All participants of the survey will be entered in a prize draw for a chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher. Attendees at engagement events can also get their hands on our free ‘Healthy Herefordshire’ goodness bag with a 7-day Halo leisure pass inside.
We want to hear from as many people as possible, so we can represent your views. The results from these projects will enable commissioners and service providers to identify areas for improvement and sharing of good practice.
Follow this fortnightly column to hear about how you can get involved in our work, have your say and read results of published work like the forthcoming results of the full GP Access report.
Want to tell us your experience of health and social care services in Herefordshire? Complete the ‘Living Well’ survey on our website www.healthwatchherefordshire.co.uk, call us on 01432 277044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your voice counts!
About Healthwatch Herefordshire
Healthwatch Herefordshire is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Herefordshire. The organisation will help to shape and improve local health and social care in our community. Healthwatch Herefordshire is part of the Healthwatch national network, established by the Government to ensure local patients and users have a greater input to shaping local services.