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 – August 2021
Throughout August we have been working on a number of areas including:
- Published our review of key Hampshire websites for carers.
- Supported World Breastfeeding Week.
- Supported an NHS campaign on social to get people exercising at home
- Running a patient engagement project for TalkPlus in north 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.
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 August, we are focussing the results of our What Matters survey, and the final report which reveals the health and care issues which are of most concern to Hampshire residents.
Mental health and access to GPs were among the key issues raised by people in our survey, as well as concern over some services for elderly people.
You can read more here.
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 - email@example.com.
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:
Our Mission, Vision and Values
We are the consumer champion for health and social care services in Hampshire.
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.
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.