Worcester News Article – 25th March

Over the next couple of months, we will be out and about across the county talking to local people about their views on how the implementation of the NHS Long term Plan should look in Worcestershire. What is the Long Term Plan? This is how the NHS plans to improve health and social care over the next ten years. To support this, the Government has invested an extra £20 billion per year.
What changes do the NHS want to make?
• Reduce pressure on emergency care
• Give people more control of their care
• More personalised care
• Better care out of hospital
• Digital primary and outpatient care
• Tackling prevent and health inequalities
• Stronger start for children
• Better care for major health conditions
• Support for NHS staff
To find out your views we will be coming to your district during April and May. If you would like to come along to one of the events below and share your views please contact us at info@healthwatchworcestershire.co.uk or call us on 01386 550 264. If you are not able to attend one of our events you can still have your say at www.healthwatchherefordshire.co.uk/hw-nhs-long-term-plan/
Our event dates and locations:
Thursday 11th April in Wychavon
Monday 15th April in Worcester City
Tuesday 30th April in Malvern Hills
Wednesday 1st May in Bromsgrove
Thursday 2nd May in Redditch
Wednesday 8th May in Wyre Forest
As well as these events we will be going to different groups and organisations, so if you would like us to attend your group please contact us on the details above.
You can find out more information about the implementation of the Long Term Plan locally and how we will be finding out your views by watching the webcast of our last Public Board Meeting. Members of the local NHS gave a presentation which was followed by a question and answer session. To view the webcast please visit our website.
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