Have your say on local services at Healthwatch's Annual Health and Care Summit

Championing access - this year the spotlight is on equal access to health and care services. And on the big changes to how services are working.

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Find out what services are doing to tackle health inequalities

Health and care services are under huge pressure and are working hard to meet the needs of local people.

Healthwatch's 'Championing Access' Health and Care Summit event is an opportunity for you to find out how services are changing, what's being done to make care more joined up, and to tell us how care could be better for you.

  • Thursday 7 July, 10am to 3pm, KingsGate Centre, 2 Staplee Way, Parnwell, Peterborough, PE1 4YT

Everyone is welcome at our friendly, free in-person event.  And a light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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Services under pressure

Health and care services are under huge pressure and are working hard to meet the needs of local people.

But we know that some people can find it harder to get the care they need. And people in our poorer communities are living an average of ten years less than their wealthier neighbours.

Tackling health inequalities is one of the top priorities of our local NHS and care services.
Services working together.

From July, the different organisations that help you with your health and care are coming together as
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System (ICS). So local councils, NHS hospitals, community health services, family doctors, NHS 111, ambulance and voluntary services are joining up.

Hear how services are changing and share your ideas and experiences to help them build better care.

Guest speakers
  • Louise Ansari, the National Director of Healthwatch England, will be talking about how health inequalities are affecting people across the country.
  • John O’Brien, Chair Designate of the newly formed NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough — part of the new ICS — will be listening to your feedback and sharing the ICS’s plans for the future.
  • Local people will also be sharing their stories of care.
Workshops for you to join

Choose two free workshops:

  • Helping people get online

  • Support for people waiting for hospital care

  • Your voice in mental health care

  • Getting information in the way you need it –accessible information for disabled people.

There will also be a chance to find out about the different technology available to help you stay independent in your home for longer.

Support to take part

KingsGate Conference Centre has level access and disabled parking spaces nearby.
Let us know if you need any help to take part, such as a British Sign Language Interpreter, information in Easy Read or speech to text support. 

Stewart Francis, Healthwatch Chair
Stewart Francis, Healthwatch Chair, invites you to join local Health and Care Summit event

With both the NHS and social care under extreme pressure and patients more and more frustrated at access and waiting times, now is the right time to discuss how services must be rebuilt around the needs of the people they serve.

— Stewart Francis, Chair of Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Book your place

You can book your place by telephone, text or filling in the online booking form below.

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