What would you do? Have your say on the future of the NHS
Healthwatch City of London has launched an online survey to enable residents to have their say on how NHS services should evolve over the next decade.
Residents who complete the survey can be entered into a prize draw with a chance to win shopping vouchers worth £50.
Our survey invites residents and patients to answer the question ‘What Would You Do?’ to improve NHS services in a way that helps people stay healthier for longer.
People have until 16 May to complete the questionnaire.
NHS England published its Long Term Plan in January 2019, setting out its priorities and plans for the NHS until 2029.
Health chiefs say the plan will improve out-of-hospital services, invest in primary and community services and expand digital healthcare.
NHS England predicts the plan could save up to 500,000 lives by focusing on prevention and detection of disease and ill-health.
But patient campaigners fear the plan will lead to greater healthcare rationing. They also argue that the plan represents a major ‘ideological shift’ within the NHS which shifts blame for health inequalities squarely onto individuals.
Anonymous views and data from the survey will be shared with Healthwatch England and the NHS to inform its plan for NHS care over the next 10 years.
The online survey was developed by Healthwatch England and Local Healthwatch in north-east London. It supplements outreach work we have already started, gathering views from people face-to-face at events and meetings.
Healthwatch City of London will be also be running an NHS Plan focus group on a specialist topic with Square Mile residents next month.