Sharing your views to improve services
To help you to share your views and influence changes to health and wellbeing services, this page lists local, regional and national engagements and consultations with relevance to Rutland that you can feed into.
There is more than one type of invitation below.
- Engagements are less formal and structured invitations to share your views, and often happen at an earlier stage of developing solutions or proposals.
- Consultations are more formal and structured invitations for feedback, often undertaken when proposals are more fully developed.
Use Healthwatch Rutland’s online form at any time to share your experiences of local services, including GP services, NHS dentists, pharmacies, care homes and homecare, other social care, hospitals, community health services, mental health services and more.
Or you can give your views in person at Oakham Baptist Church, 10-12 noon on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
People in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland are being asked to take part in a survey to find out how much they know about long COVID so that more people with symptoms can be offered support.
The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board has developed a survey to establish the awareness amongst local people of the long-term effects of COVID-19. The information collected will be used to help make decisions about what can be done to improve local services.
The term ‘long COVID’ covers two types of illness - symptoms from COVID that last 5 to 12 weeks after infection, and post-COVID syndrome which is where symptoms continue after 12 weeks or more. Post COVID syndrome is associated with a wide range of different symptoms affecting physical, psychological and cognitive health. It can also have an effect on quality of life and the ability to work or study.
We encourage everyone to complete this survey, it is not only for people who have had coronavirus and are still experiencing symptoms.
The survey is available online at: https://llrnhs.questionpro.eu/t/AB3uqrqZB3vTOV. Printed copies are also available in health centres across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland or on request by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0116 295 3405.
Have your say on sexual health services across Leicestershire & Rutland (closes Sunday 12th March 2023)
Leicestershire County Council is running a consultation on sexual health services, which is now live and will run until midnight on 12 March. The purpose of this engagement is to seek views on what the services should offer and how they might work.
Sexual health services are being recommissioned to ensure they are meeting people’s needs across the region.
If you are a resident of Leicestershire and Rutland who has used or tried to access current sexual health services, a member of staff who provides sexual health services, or a partner organisation, we particularly encourage you to complete this consultation.
If you are able to fill out this questionnaire online please follow the link below.
If you need a paper copy or an easy-read version of the questionnaire, please email email@example.com or telephone 0116 305 0705.
The rising cost of living is an issue that dominates the news and is expected to continue through 2023. We want to understand the impact on people's health and are asking what changes you are making to how you use health and social care services, or to activities you normally join to support your wellbeing. The information we gather will be shared with local commissioners and providers of care, as well as with Healthwatch England.
Please share your views whether you are feeling the effects of the rising cost of living, or not. It’s a quick survey that takes just three to four minutes to complete.
Healthwatch Rutland is planning an Enter and View visit to Corby Urgent Care Centre in February where we will be speaking to people to find out their experiences of accessing care at the centre.
We will be visiting over two days, working with colleagues and volunteers at Healthwatch North and West Northamptonshire. Findings will be shared with commissioners and providers both in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and in Northamptonshire.
To complement the experiences we gather at the Urgent Care Centre, we would like to hear from you if you have used the service in the last 12 months.