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Tell Healthwatch about your experience of using NHS111

Healthwatch East Sussex (HWES), the local independent health and care watchdog, has launched a survey to capture East Sussex residents’ experiences of using NHS111 services over the last 12 months

Healthwatch is particularly keen to hear:

  • Did the service meet your needs?
  • What was good?
  • What could be improved?

Healthwatch will share the findings survey with decision-makers, commissioners and service providers to help inform delivery of health and care services in East Sussex.

The survey is open until midnight on Sunday 15th May 2022 and all responses will be treated in the strictest confidence. Findings from the survey will be published on the website: healthwatcheastsussex.co.uk

You can take part in the following ways:

Have your say on the domestic abuse accommodation and support strategy

An eight-week consultation has begun on a new pan-Sussex strategy setting out how local authorities will protect and assist survivors of domestic abuse in safe accommodation.

East Sussex County Council want to know what you think of the draft strategy. Have we got the priorities right? Is there anything we’ve missed? Please do take part before the consultation ends on 19 December.

Over 70 stakeholders, professionals, service providers and survivors have supported the development of the strategy. Now we’re asking people for their views on the priorities and recommendations set out in it.

What you tell us will help us make sure we get it right and make the most of the additional funding that is being provided. The draft strategy will be updated based on people’s comments ready for the final version to be published in January.

Tell Healthwatch East Sussex about your experiences of dentistry in East Sussex

Healthwatch East Sussex want to hear more about your experiences of dentistry services in the county, as it was the third most common service that people contacted them about over the last year.

Healthwatch would like to know:

  • What’s been positive and what do you feel could be improved?
  • Have services met your needs?
  • Do you have any outstanding concerns or issues?
  • Is there anything you still need help or support with?

Your answers will help Healthwatch understand public and patient opinion, which they will share with health and care providers and decision-makers.

The closing date is midnight 30 November 2021. Please share the survey with anyone who may be interested in taking part.

Can you help shape local services for LGBTQ+ groups?

Be heard. Have your say on local services and win £50!Members of LGBTQ+ communities in East Sussex are being encouraged to share their views on health and care services across the county.

The council, working with range of health, care and voluntary sector partners, is conducting a needs assessment for local LGBTQ+ communities.

People are encouraged have their say about their experiences of health, accessing local services and the impact of COVID-19 through an online survey to help improve services locally. Continue reading

Hearing from our minority communities

As data is emerging about the disproportionate effect of Covid-19 for our minority communities, a Sussex wide programme has been created with the aims to:

  • better understand the experiences and challenges faced by local minority communities during Covid-19 and
  • use that information to inform and challenge our services to better support and protect you during the pandemic and beyond.

To make a positive impact on our minority communities, we need to understand peoples experiences of health care services within the last two years, how the pandemic has affected people individually and in their household, and consider best ways to support individuals and their community as we learn to live with Covid-19.

We have co-designed a survey with Trust of Developing Communities and partners and have published it on our new interactive website: visit the website to take part. The survey will close on Monday 24th August and the responses will be included in a final report drawing in experiences from people across Sussex with a set of recommendations to have a positive impact on health inequalities.

If you need the survey in an alternative language please email esxccg.contactus-eastsussexccg@nhs.net FAO Antonia Bennett.

How are you keeping up to date on coronavirus information?

Take part in the coronavirus information survey until 12 April

At this time of crisis, it’s important people receive the right information, in a format that is right for them. The Clinical Commissioning  Groups (CCGs) in East Sussex want to understand how people get their information, so we can make sure we are covering all these channels. We also would like to know how people are linking into the huge amount of community support available at this time.

Your responses will help us shape and target our messages, ensure that we produce information in the right formats and that we are reaching the people we need to reach. It will also help us understand how people feel they are coping at the moment.

Take part in the short survey here.

Carry on sharing your feedback with Healthwatch East Sussex

Healthwatch East Sussex (HWES) are the local independent watchdog for health and care services. Healthwatch gather your views and experiences which help decision makers to develop better services.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, your health and care diary has rarely mattered more. Your NHS and social care services need to know what’s working for you, where the difficulties and gaps are and, if this happens again in the future, what could help services to work better for you or your family. Continue reading

Take part in the State of Caring Survey today

two people clasp handsCould you help Carers UK paint a picture of what it’s like to be a carer in 2020?

If you look after a family member, friend or neighbour who couldn’t manage without your help Carers UK want to hear from you. Your evidence will help push carers up the agenda for policy makers and to campaign for recognition and change. Continue reading

Tell ESHT what you think about outpatient appointments, health information and leaving hospital

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) is inviting local people to an event in Bexhill where you can give your feedback on the work of the Trust. This public forum will focus on the progress ESHT are making to transform outpatients’ appointments, give people more information about their health and better support people when they leave hospital after an inpatient stay. Continue reading

Share your views as a carer on residential and nursing home services for older people

an older person has their hands on their knee and a second person lays their hand over the top to show supportAre you receiving a good service as a carer from the residential or nursing home where your family member or friend lives? For example, are they keeping you informed, involving you as much you want, and making visits a pleasant experience?

East Sussex County Council is keen to hear from anyone whose family member or friend is an older person (someone aged over 64) who is resident in an East Sussex care home, either permanently or for short-term visits. Continue reading