Take the Draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy survey
Health and wellbeing is important to everyone in Southampton, whether they live, work or learn in the city. It is about much more than the absence of illness or disease. It is about being able to lead fulfilling lives, actively engaged in jobs, families and communities. The Health and Wellbeing Strategy sets out the strategic vision for improving the health and reducing health inequalities in the city.
The current strategy expires this year and Southampton City Council would like to hear your views on a draft version which has been produced.
Shopmobity held an awareness day to showcase its services and Matt and Sam from Healthwatch Southampton had the chance to see all the mobility scooters available and meet the volunteers who run it. The service is open to people of all ages, whether they are disabled, elderly or trying to regain their mobility after hospital. For details please visit its website and to find more about its facinating history click here.
Thoughout Southampton (and across England) PLACE assessments are currently happening. These are Patient-led assessments of the care environment.
The assessments see local people go into hospitals as part of teams to assess how the environment supports patient’s privacy and dignity, food, cleanliness and general building maintenance. Members of Healthwatch Southampton are currently involved in this process assessing buildings and wards run by University Hospital Shouthampton, the NHS Treatment Centre and Southern Health. Results will be published by NHS England later in the year.
Quit Smoking Advertising Survey
The Results are in...
This is the picture you voted for - the anti-smoking advertisment you think is most effective in helping people to quit smoking.
Healthwatch Southampton Statement on Bitterne Walk-in Centre Consultation
Healthwatch Southampton has issued a staement setting out its position and involvement in Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group’s (SCCCG) 12 week consultation on the closure of Bitterne Walk-in Centre, which goes live today (15/06/15). Read More
Help with NHS complaints
Did you know that you can get free help if you have a complaint with an NHS service in Southampton?
Healthwatch Southampton has a Complaints Advocacy Service which can help you with writing letters to the right people, going to meetings and exploring options that are available. Our advocates are experienced, independent and will act on your direction. Please call 0300 343 5726 or visit www.seap.org.uk
Take a look at the Healthwatch advert to get a better idea of what we do, and why...
You can find information about hospitals, GPs and dentists and urgent care. As well as basic contact details, you can also find feedback from other people about what they think about these services. Read more