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  • Your Experiences of Health, Care and Support Services in Sheffield during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Your Experiences of Health, Care and Support Services in Sheffield during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Healthwatch Sheffield want to understand more about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on local people and their care and support and are asking you to complete their survey. Their findings will help local decision makers decide how to improve services in the future.

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Want to Hear from People Living or Working in Sheffield Care Homes

    Healthwatch Sheffield Want to Hear from People Living or Working in Sheffield Care Homes

    Due to the Covid-19 outbreak Healthwatch Sheffield cannot visit care homes to hear from residents directly , but it’s more important than ever that they hear about people’s experience of living in residential or nursing care.
    If you or a relative live in a care home, or if you work in one, Healthwatch Sheffield would like to hear from you and will then share good practice and raise issues with Sheffield City Council, as well as various boards and committees across the city to make sure your voice has an impact.

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  • Opportunity to Shape Research and Innovation

    Opportunity to Shape Research and Innovation

    Healthwatch Sheffield are working with researchers from the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) to recruit people for a Public Involvement in Research Group (PIRG).Group members will meet virtually or face to face and regularly review ongoing research, new applications for grants and the development of new ideas and products that aim to help people to move more and improve their wellbeing.

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  • Getting to an Essential Appointment During Coronavirus

    Getting to an Essential Appointment During Coronavirus

    During the current lock-down many people still have essential hospital appointments they need to attend, but there are several common questions patients are asking about how services have been affected by Coronavirus.Healthwatch Sheffield has put together a Healthwatch Helpsheet to help you called “Getting to my essential appointment”.

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  • #SpeakUp grant applications are now open

    #SpeakUp grant applications are now open

    #SpeakUp is back! Healthwatch have launched the third round of their small grants programme, designed for community, voluntary, and not-for-profit groups to help their communities to speak up about their health and social care. Applications are open until 27th February 2020.

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Report on NHS 'Long Term Plan'

    Healthwatch Sheffield Report on NHS 'Long Term Plan'

    Last year Healthwatch England asked their national network of local organisations to find out from local people what they thought about the NHS Long Term Plan. Healthwatch Sheffield have launched their report on the responses of people in Sheffield to the 10 year plan.

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  • Help Healthwatch Sheffield Focus their Priorities

    Help Healthwatch Sheffield Focus their Priorities

    Healthwatch Sheffield want to identify what issues and areas they should focus on in the next few years and want to hear from members of the public about what is important to you. Please fill in their short survey and let them know what you think are the key issues in health and social care in Sheffield. Your responses will influence Healthwatch Sheffield’s priorities over the next 2-3 years, as well as informing other work that they do, such as raising issues at meetings and visiting services.

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  • Carer Survey : Healthwatch Sheffield

    Carer Survey : Healthwatch Sheffield

    Healthwatch Sheffield are working with the Carers Centre, Young Carers and the Parent Carer Forum to find out about the experiences of carers in Sheffield when they go to the GP. Do you find it hard to get an appointment? Does the doctor show understanding of your caring role and how it impacts on you? Do they link you to the right services to help you? Healthwatch want to hear about all your experiences.

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  • Making Patient and Public Involvement Better Together Workshop

    Making Patient and Public Involvement Better Together Workshop

    Healthwatch Sheffield has teamed up with the Sheffield Accountable Care Partnership to try and develop an improved approach to gathering and using people’s views to influence health, care and wellbeing services. The workshop takes place on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 between 1pm – 4pm, at St Mary’s Church & Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, S2 4QZ

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Photography Exhibition

    Healthwatch Sheffield Photography Exhibition

    Make sure you go to the Winter Gardens this month and have a look at the Healthwatch Sheffield Exhibition “celebrating people who inspired by their own experience, or someone close to them, are using their insights to make things better for others” in Sheffield. Nominations came from organisations such as SAYiT, Manor & Castle Development Trust and Disability Sheffield. The exhibition is open until 25 August.

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