Tell us what you think of your health and social care services

Healthwatch Cumbria is looking for people to have their say on health and social care by telling us what your hot topic or burning issue is.

The public voice on health and social care, Healthwatch Cumbria, wants the residents of Cumbria to get involved with a new campaign by sharing their thoughts about health and social care online and via social media.

You can tell us about your experiences by completing the online survey at;

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Cumbriahaveyoursay

or via Twitter @ using the hashtag #whatshotincumbria.

The Healthwatch Cumbria team will also be looking to hear from the people of Cumbria during engagement activities in all areas of Cumbria within health and social care services to encourage people to take part in the campaign.

The aim of this project is to take a ‘Temperature Test’ on the various communities to find out what the most important issues are to people regarding their health and social care. We will be looking at what’s hot and what’s not. We will be using this intelligence to help inform our new workstream and to assist further targeted and specific work in each locality.

The findings from the temperature check will be shared with key stakeholders to either confirm what they know or identify new priorities for service improvement.

Sue Stevenson, Chief Operating Officer at Healthwatch Cumbria, said: “Healthwatch Cumbria has the role of listening to real experiences from real people in Cumbria, which is what our #whatshotincumbria campaign is all about. We want people in Cumbria to share about care.

“This engagement work demonstrates the important role Healthwatch Cumbria plays in ensuring health and social care services improve by listening to patient and public views and opinions.”

To find out more on how to leave your feedback, and the impact your views have, visit our website at www.healthwatchcumbria.co.uk