On Thursday 01 February 2018 Healthwatch Hampshire launched their month-long Self-Care Advice Survey. With the new push for the general public to use their local pharmacy or the 111 telephone service for information and advice, using Accident & Emergency (A&E) only when really necessary, Healthwatch Hampshire are keen to find out what experience people have had of accessing these valuable services. The team will be travelling across Hampshire to gather the public’s feedback.
Healthwatch Hampshire will be speaking to the public face-to-face to hear their first-hand experiences of the services. The team aim to attend a number of community centers across the Hampshire region, as well as forums like Basingstoke Disability Forum on Tuesday 06 March. Alongside the public engagement there will be an online survey for people to fill in at home and on the go. The public will also be able to visit their Hampshire local Citizens Advice Centre to fill in a printed version of the survey.
Steve Manley, Healthwatch Hampshire Manager, said of the survey “With constant media coverage about the pressure on local services, it’s so important that we reach out to the public and find out whether they’re using these fantastic resources for information and advice. We are also very keen to hear of the experiences that the public have whilst using them.”
Healthwatch Hampshire are working alongside Citizens Advice Hampshire with this survey, and you are therefore able to take part in the survey by visiting your local Hampshire Citizens Advice.
If you would like to fill in the survey online, please go to:
01962 440 262