Worcester News Article – 22nd April

Over the last couple of weeks, we have been talking to people across the county about their views on how the changes in the NHS Long Term Plan can be implemented locally.  Members of the SpeakEasy N.O.W Forum had many suggestions about how changes could help people with a learning disability: find visiting the doctors or hospital easier; stay at home rather than hospital when they are poorly; keep and stay healthy and how technology could be used to help keep healthy.  We have spoken with a group of Muslim women from Worcester about prevention and self-care.  The women gave us many suggestions about what would help them stay and keep well and how technology can play a part in this.  We held a focus group in Pershore during which people suggested many ways in which the changes of the Plan could be implemented locally.  Thank you to everyone for their valuable input into the discussions.

We will be continuing our engagement up until the end of May.  If you would like us to visit your group, please get in touch with us on the details below.  Alternatively, please BOOK a place on one of our focus groups:

Tuesday 30th April – Malvern

Wednesday 1st May – Bromsgrove

Thursday 2nd May – Redditch

For more information about the focus groups or to book a place please contact us at info@healthwatchworcestershire.co.uk or 01386 550 264.

Over the summer months the Healthwatch team gets out to as many community events as we can to talk to people about who we, what we do and to gather people’s experiences.  If you have an opportunity for us to attend your event over the next few months, please do get in touch with the details.

If you would like to know more our work or have an experience of health or social care to share with us in confidence, please contact us on 01386 550 264 or info@healthwatchworcestershire.co.uk