Healthwatch Bucks – Helping you to improve your health and social care services
Healthwatch Bucks is an independent organisation that gives Bucks residents a voice to shape and improve local health and social care services. We’re here to ensure that local views, concerns and experiences are heard at all levels of health and social care so that they make a positive difference to the way future services are delivered.
We do this by listening to what people tell us about their local services. We share this feedback with health and social care providers to help them understand what people think of their services. We also use it to help other residents see what people think. As part of this, we produce our own evidence-based reports. Our reports include specific recommendations based on the feedback we receive. We use these reports to influence, inform and, if necessary, challenge decisions of health and social care organisations. Over the past year our work has helped improve the non-clinical patient experience of a range of health and social care services from GP practices to care homes.
To help patients shape the service they want from their GP practice, we have also been working with the Clinical Commissioning Groups to support the set-up of Patient Participation Groups. In our monthly newsletter, you can read about some of these PPGs. We also have a signposting service where we provide information about access to local health and social care services such as how to find a care home or get a dentist through the NHS.
We will be holding our Quarterly Board Meeting in public in Pitstone Memorial Hall on Wednesday 9 May, 2018 from 2.00-4.30pm. We would be delighted to see you there, hear your views and answer any questions. All we ask is that you email any questions in advance. To find out more, please give us a call on 0845 260 6216 or visit our website www.healthwatchbucks.co.uk Why not sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
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