Have you had experience of NHS mental health services in Shropshire?
News from our partners Shropshire Healthwatch
Healthwatch Shropshire would like to hear about patients’ and carers’ experience of using NHS mental health services this month (May 2017), in the light of changes in the way that all levels of services are provided.
Jane Randall-Smith, Chief Officer of Healthwatch Shropshire, said:
“There has been particular concern over the provision of services for young people, but we would like to know how mental health services are working for everyone. What is working well for you and are there any delays or gaps that still need to be filled?
“There is currently a great deal of focus on the future of hospital services in the county, but we want to make sure that we continue to hear about people’s experiences of other areas of health care. As well as mental health services, we always welcome comments about any publicly-funded health and social care services.”
Healthwatch Shropshire is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Shropshire. It gathers the views and experiences of patients, service users, carers, and the general public about services including hospitals, GPs, mental health services, community health services, pharmacists, opticians, residential care and children’s services. It also has statutory powers that it can use to influence service provision by encouraging improvements.
Healthwatch Shropshire is one of a network of 148 Local Healthwatch in England. It is supported by a national organisation, Healthwatch England.
It has a team working in community engagement, plus a volunteer programme, a visit programme to health and social care premises, an advocacy service and an associate membership scheme to involve the public in its work. It also has a signposting service to help people access health and social care services and support.