Healthwatch Worcestershire , our local independent health & social care champion, held a talk at KC for our Health & Social Care learners today! Morag Edmonson, who leads on Children and Young People, including Mental Health and Maternity, Autism Spectrum Conditions, Learning Disabilities, Accessible Information, Wychavon district and Malvern Hills chaired the presentation.
The informative workshop was focusing on the importance of local health and social services, and how public feedback makes sure that they run as smoothly as possible. The workshop also covered looking at how our health services can be adapted for patients with learning difficulties such as autism.
In April 2013 Healthwatch Worcestershire was established as the independent consumer champion – give the public, patients and users of health and social care services in Worcestershire a voice.
Find out what you think about health and social care services
Make sure that you have a real say in how health and social care services are run
Help you to hold services to account
Gather views of the people who use services
Visit services to talk to people and look and see how things are done
“Signpost” people where to go to find out about services
Suggest how services can be improved – from a patient or service point of view
Healthwatch Engagement officer Morag Edmonson was impressed with our learners:
“It is vital that learners understand the importance of health and social services and how the public’s feedback can have a positive or negative effect on them, I was really pleased to see how many of the learners took this to heart!”