Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership leaders welcomed the publication of a Healthwatch public engagement report ‘What would you do?’ this week.

In 2018, the government announced that the NHS’ budget would be increased by £20 billion a year. 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 ran by local Healthwatch across Humber, Coast and Vale including Healthwatch York, North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and Hull captured over 2000 responses on what local people want to see delivered locally across the region. Two surveys and 12 focus groups were ran to find out what people thought worked well and were things could be better.

The volume of information we received from the public have allowed Healthwatch to identify important trends of what is important to the people who live in our area. Some of those key results include:

  • Knowledge and Access
  • Choice and control
  • Independence
  • Interacting with your NHS

Report findings build on the engagement work 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.

From access to discharge, patients will have expectations of what a patient journey should look like. Healthwatch spoke to members of the public to gather views on what works well, what doesn’t, and how would the public like to be more involved.

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.

The engagement findings are an important part of developing the Humber, Coast and Vale Five Year Plan and ensures that the public voice is heard.

For the full report go to Humber, Coast & Vale Long Term Plan Report Final

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