Support Healtwatch campaign for better care

(Last Updated On: June 18, 2018)

Support the Healthwatch campaign for better care

Help support the launch of the  campaign ‘It Starts With You’ on 25 June 2018. With the NHS celebrating 70 years, Healthwatch want as many people as possible to have their say on health and social care.

The more people share their ideas, experiences and concerns about NHS and social care, the more services can understand what works, what doesn’t and what people want from care in the future.

Thanks to people telling Healthwatch what they think, doctors, dentists, hospitals and other services have already made positive changes. But to make the biggest difference, they need to hear from more people.

No matter how big or small the issue, Healthwatch wants to hear about it. If it matters to one person, it’s very likely that it matters to somebody else.

So tell Healthwatch  what you think and help make care better for you, your family, and your community.

Three ways you can lend your support

Sign up to the Healthwatch joint message
If you’ve only got 30 seconds to spare, sign up to take part in our Thunderclap, which will go live on Monday 25 June.

Download a poster
Encourage your friends and family to tell Healthwatch what they think. Download and share a poster in your community or online using #ItStartsWithYou.

Tell us what you think

Your story has the power to make change happen. Share your experience of local care with your local Healthwatch:

For more, and for links:

Bob Jope Healthwatch Torbay

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Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!