Worcester News Article – 21st August

Worcestershire attended the Worcester Show on Sunday 13th August held a Gheluvelt Park. We had a brilliant day & we were able to engage with over 200 people. We were able to glean important information from local residents about the NHS 111 Service and asked local children to complete our current children’s survey. Our tour of local community events continues & are detailed on our website.

Having a good GP is important to everyone. The recently published 2017 Patient Survey lets people see how there practice is doing and helps to inform patient choice by comparing practices performance at a local level. For further information please use the link https://gp-patient.co.uk

Following our nomination 15 year old Darian from Worcester has featured in a national campaign run by Healthwatch England. Darian was the driving force behind a campaign to improve mental health support in Worcestershire called #ItStartsWithYou.  Darian who Chair’s the Worcestershire Youth Cabinet developed a campaign to find out more about peoples ’experiences of mental health and how health & care services can improve to meet people’s needs. Thanks to Darian the changes he recommended are being incorporated into plans for mental health services for children and young people in Worcestershire.

Healthwatch Worcestershire’s work on Meaningful Activity in Care Homes for older people has featured in a national Report by Healthwatch England on “What’s It Like to Live in a Care Home”.  We visited 13 care and nursing homes, about 10% of care settings for older people in the County, to look at how residents are engaged in activities that they enjoy and how they are involved in day to day life in their home.  To share more widely what we found out we produced an Overview Report. In it we have identified main themes and highlighted some of the good ideas we observed. We have also produced a handy checklist for providers to help them think about meaningful activity in their home. For further information visit our website www.healthwatchworcestershire.co.uk

If you need to contact us to clarify any of our current work please contact us at info@healthwatchworcestershire.co.uk  or phone 01386550264.