Our strategic priorities

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Waiting for Hospital Treatment

Millions of people have had their treatment delayed by the pandemic – are you one of them? We want to know if you’re getting the advice, information and support you need while you wait.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many people having their operations, treatment and appointments cancelled or delayed to free up inpatient and critical care capacity.

While this helped medical staff respond to the crisis, it has resulted in a huge backlog of people waiting for treatment.

We want to hear your experience while you wait for hospital treatment. 

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YouthWatch Stockport

YouthWatch Stockport is made up of youth volunteers aged 14-25. It sits within Healthwatch Stockport but is led and organised by young people.

It is driven by the ideas, experiences and views of young people wanting to improve rights and wellbeing in health and social care for their peer groups. YouthWatch will connect with other youth groups, schools and organisations to gather views of young people, they can be as creative as they like – run competitions, make videos, set up a YouTube Channel - the possibilities are endless!

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The Stockport 100

Can you help us? We want at least 100 local people to share with us their thoughts, views and experiences of health and social care so that we can shine a spotlight on services and present our findings to commissioners and providers of those services. 

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Mental health mapping

Due to service change, redesign and commissioning decisions it has been difficult to establish the criteria behind access to services.

We are in the middle of a mental health mapping exercise, where Healthwatch Stockport will provide details of as many mental health services in Stockport. Can you help us? We would like to know as much as possible about mental health care and social services. 

Contact Maqbul Rose, our Work Programme Manager, if you have any questions or would like more information

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Join our Pen Pal Scheme

Are you, or someone you know feeling isolated, lonely or just want someone new to talk to?Then why not join the Healthwatch Stockport Pen Pal Scheme!?

We will match you with someone with similar interests so you can start your discussion today!

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Stockport Lived Experience Panel 

Do you have experience of living with or caring for someone with a health or social care condition or other related issue? This could be a long term condition or it could be that you have had a period of ill health which needed the help of health and social care community professionals or perhaps you have had an extended stay in hospital?

You could be younger or older, age doesn’t matter. Your experience is recognised as playing a part in improving services.

Would you like to present to the Lived Experience Panel members? email Francine Harrop at engage@healthwatchstockport.co.uk

What would you do? Share your views and help make the NHS Better, NHS 10 Year Plan

The NHS long term plan

With growing pressure on the NHS – an ageing population, more people living with long-term conditions, and lifestyle choices affecting people’s health – changes are needed to make sure everybody gets the support they need.

The Government is investing an extra £20bn a year in the NHS. The NHS has produced a Long-Term Plan, setting out all the things it wants health services to do better for people across the country. Now your local NHS needs to hear from you about what those changes should look like in your community.

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Stockport Information Round-up (IRU)

Each week we publish an information round-up (IRU) with the latest information on news, events and other newsletters and eBulletins in Stockport. 

You can subscribe to the IRU here and you will receive the link directly into your inbox as soon as the IRU goes live, each week.

Dont forget you can promote any work or information by emailing Liam Kildunne at comms@healthwatchstockport.co.uk

View the latest IRU's here

Volunteer with Healthwatch Stockport

We are currently updating our membership and giving refresher training and training for new members. For more information on becoming a member and what that entails alternately you can visit our events page here to find out when our next information session is.

There are many different volunteering roles in Healthwatch. To find out more about the roles click here

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Let us know your experience and views

If you feel like there is an issue we should look at in our work programme for the next year, please leave us feedback - this will allow us to look at common themes that are occurring. 

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