Our work - what do we do? 

We give people who use health and social care services a voice about the services they use.

We provide advice and information to help people find the support and care they need.  

We make sure your voices are heard by the people who run health and social care services across the county. 

Monthly update – May 2021

Throughout May we have been working on a number of areas including:

  • Launching our campaign to encourage carers to tell their GP about their caring role, to get extra support. 
  • Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week and the campaign to spend time in nature. 
  • Sharing the latest dentistry report from Healthwatch England 
  • Promoting vaccination and testing information for Hampshire 

The main topics people have been talking to us about are:

  • Access to dental services
  • Access to GP services 

 

 

Tell your GP you are a carer campaign 

We launched a campaign to encourage carers to talk to their GP about their caring role to make sure their own health and that of the person they are caring for can be fully supported. Watch our video interview with GP Tim Cooper. 

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Healthwatch volunteer talking to two members of the public

Our work - a case study

Every month we will include a case study highlighting the type of work which we carry out at Healthwatch Hampshire, and how we help to make a difference by giving people a voice around health and social care services.

For May, we are focussing on our Tell your GP you are a carer campaign which launched this month. 

We developed video interviews with a local GP and a Healthwatch volunteer who is also a carer, to encourage more carers to talk to their doctor about their caring role and any support they might need. 

You can read more and watch the video on this page. 

Find out more about us 

We have produced a short presentation about the work carried out by us, which you can download and share with anyone who is interested in finding out about us as an organisation.

We can be commissioned to carry out work for other health and social care organisations - contact us for more details - enquires@healthwatchhampshire.co.uk.

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Our work - An Easy read document

Healthwatch England has produced an Easy read document talking about the work carried out by all the Healthwatch organisations across the country, including Healthwatch Hampshire. You can download it here: 

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Our Mission, Vision and Values

Mission

We are the consumer champion for health and social care services in Hampshire.

Vision

A society where the voice of the local people is listened to and all our health and social care services meet the needs of the patients. This means that:

  • People help to shape health and social care services
  • People can influence the services they receive personally
  • People can hold services to account when things go wrong

We will achieve this by:

  • Listening to local people, especially the most vulnerable, to understand their experiences and what matters most to them.
  • Influencing those who have the power to change services so that they better meet people’s needs now, and in the future.
  • Informing and empowering people to get the most from their health and social care services.
  • Working with other organisations to champion service improvement and to empower local people to speak out.

Values

  • Inclusive
  • Independent
  • Credible
  • Collaborative

Advice and Information

In the last year Healthwatch has helped over 960,000 people find the advice and information they needed. 

Share your views

You can make local services better for you and your community by telling us what you like and what could be better.