Working and listening to people about the NHS long term plan in Greater Manchester has saw Healthwatch Stockport win highly commended at this year’s Healthwatch Network awards in Birmingham, this week.
Working with local Healthwatch partners (Healthwatch Bury, Healthwatch Manchester, Healthwatch Oldham, Healthwatch Salford, Healthwatch Stockport, Healthwatch Tameside, Healthwatch Trafford and Healthwatch Wigan and Leigh with Bolton co-ordinating the response) the ‘What Would You Do?’ campaign saw over 2,100 responses from people across the region, resulting in service user feedback focusing on Individuals being able to access the help and treatment they need when they want it; providing tailored support to individuals; increasing the use of technology for booking appointments and helping people look after their health so they can remain in their own home.
The 51-page report was presented to the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership in July to a fantastic response, with updates delivered to local stakeholders and partners in alongside publication on our website, which you can find down below.
Every year, the Healthwatch Network Awards celebrate the many positive stories of how the local Healthwatch network is helping to make care better for thousands of people. The awards are an opportunity to demonstrate where local Healthwatch worked within the local community to make sure health and social care services meet people's needs.
Healthwatch listen to what people like about the NHS and social care and what needs to be improved. Their views are shared with health and care professionals, so that services can understand what people and their families want from care.
These awards recognise how people’s feedback is vital to improving services. Thanks to the many hundreds of thousands of people who shared their experiences with Healthwatch last year. This has led to positive changes to the way local health and care services are run.
The local Healthwatch shortlisted for 2019 Healthwatch Network Awards were picked from almost 150 award entries.
The winner and the highly commended from each category were chosen by a panel of external judges and announced at the Healthwatch England Annual Conference on 1st October 2019.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the NHS 10 year plan, wether that be taking part in the 'What would you do' Survey or in one of our focus groups or briefing sessions.
“The Healthwatch Network Awards is a fantastic event which showcases the very best of local Healthwatch and it’s an opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate the impact our teams and volunteers have in improving health and care across the country.
The awards demonstrate the breadth of issues local Healthwatch work on every year. Their work makes sure people’s experiences are placed at the heart of the services they receive.
I’d like to acknowledge and thank all the network and congratulate those who took part, they have done their communities proud.”
If you would like to know more about the NHS long term plan you can find out more information about here
Read more information on the NHS 10 year plan
Read the NHS 10 year plan reports