Independent health and care champion Healthwatch Birmingham is involved in the national ‘What would you do?’ Healthwatch campaign to encourage people in the city to share their views about what changes to local NHS services should look like.
The Government is investing £20 billion a year in the NHS as part of the NHS Long Term Plan and has commissioned Healthwatch to engage with local people on their feedback on the plan.
The public are being asked for their views about how NHS services could be improved – for example mental health support, cancer services, learning disability, autism and dementia care. They will also be asked to share their ideas on how people can live healthier lives and what improvements they think could be made to help people access services quickly.
People are being invited to tell Healthwatch Birmingham what their local NHS can do to help them and their community stay well and provide better support by completing the national survey.
People living with cancer, mental health conditions, heart and lung diseases, long-term conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis, learning disabilities, autism, conditions such as dementia are also being asked complete the specific national survey.
The Healthwatch initiative will complement the planned public stakeholder engagement activity of Live healthy Live happy (LHLH), Birmingham and Solihull’s Strategic Transformation Partnership.
LHLH is working together with local partners in the voluntary, community and independent sectors to find the most effective ways to manage the health and care needs of the local population.
The ‘What would you do?’ campaign will deliver early public feedback and help further shape LHLH’s areas of focus. For more information visit www.livehealthylivehappy.org.uk
People can share their views by contacting Healthwatch Birmingham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 652 5278 or 0121 636 0990 or visit https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/what-would-you-do