Your feedback can make a difference

(Last Updated On: July 22, 2020)

From Healthwatch Torbay:

Help patients, key workers and your community by telling us about your recent experience of health and social care services in Torbay.

COVID-19 has resulted in a number of changes to our NHS and social care services – but what has this meant for you?

We’re here to listen and act on your feedback to improve care for you and others. That’s why we launching our campaign #BecauseWeAllCare, encouraging you to share your experiences.

Giving feedback – both good and the bad – helps improve NHS and social care services.

Your views and experiences will help professionals understand key local issues and how well services are working for you, your family and our community.

You can leave feedback on our website, email or contact us by phone on 0800 520 0640

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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!