Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership leaders have welcomed the publication of a Healthwatch public engagement report ‘What would you do?’.
In January 2019, the NHS published a long term plan which covers certain priorities that the NHS will focus on over the next 10 years.
The “What would you do?” campaign was run jointly by local Healthwatch covering York, North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and Hull. Two surveys and 12 focus groups were run to find out what people thought worked well, what could be better, and how the public can become more involved. The campaign captured over 2,000 responses on what local people want to see delivered locally across the region.
Feedback from the public has allowed Healthwatch to identify trends that are important to the people who live in our area. Some of the key themes include:
- Knowledge and Access: 67% of respondents thought easy access to information that will help them make decisions about their future was very important
- Choice and control: 71% of respondents felt it either important or very important to be able to have a say in how the NHS spends money if they have a long term condition
- Independence: 80% of respondents believe it is very important to be able to stay in their own home for longer
- Interacting with your NHS: 70% of people who responded believe it is very important to have personal data well managed and kept secure
The findings of this report build on the engagement work already taking place locally as well as that supporting Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership’s priorities, which include cancer, mental health, maternity services, and improving care for people with learning disabilities.
Humber Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership recognise and value the significance of having peoples’ voices at the very heart of all they do and remain fully committed to actively listening whilst taking into consideration these views wherever possible.