NHS England have asked local NHS providers/commissioners to come up with a local plan explaining how they will deliver the priorities set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.
Healthwatch Torbay’s role is to find out what local people think about the NHS Long Term Care Plan and feed this back to NHS England and Healthwatch England. It’s important from a local perspective that service user voices have an opportunity to speak out and be heard at a local and national level. Within the priority areas we have been selected to find out more information from service users/carers/relatives about the services they may receive in Torbay Heart & Lung / Cancer services. The information collated will be used in a formal report to inform NHS England and the Clinical Commissioning Group and other key stakeholders regarding the services. There is an opportunity for you to complete a national survey which we hope you will take the opportunity to complete as it is important for local service users in Torbay to have a voice as part of the national survey.
In addition Healthwatch Torbay are holding 2 workshops to give the opportunity to meet to discuss in more detail about Cancer / Heart & Lung services focusing on your experience on what works well, improvements required, and your views about the NHS Long Term Plan and the changes you would like to see in the future. We would like to invite you and your members to attend one of the following workshops.
- Heart & Lung Services – 15thApril 10am – 12pm
- Cancer Services – 24thApril 2pm – 4pm
It is essential that you book as spaces are limited. The workshops will take place at Paignton Library in Room 2.
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