#ItStartsWithYou Campaign Launches in Wandsworth

Healthwatch Wandsworth encourages residents to share their experiences

Run by the independent health and care champion Healthwatch, the #ItStartsWithYou campaign is returning for a second year.

Coinciding with the NHS celebrating its 70th Birthday, the campaign highlights the difference that people are already making to health and social care services by sharing their experiences, and encourages more people to have their say about their experiences of health and social care.

Tell Healthwatch about your experiences by completing a short survey and help them better understand how local services are working for people in Wandsworth, so that they can make sure your views are heard by health and care decision makers. If you complete the survey and sign up to become a healthwatch member during July 2018, you will be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win a high street shopping voucher.

You can complete the survey online or contact Healthwatch by phone or email.

Find out more about Healthwatch and their work throughout 2017-8 in their new annual report.

Imelda Redmond, National Director of Healthwatch England, says, "However big or small the issue, Healthwatch wants to hear about it from you. If it’s important to one person, it’s very likely that it affects other people, too. By sharing your story you can help doctors, dentists, hospitals and care homes understand what’s working and what could be better, for you and your community.

"It’s heartening to see a growing culture of people sharing their experiences. It might just feel like your story, but if it matters to you, it matters to us, and it really can make a difference”

Healthwatch Wandsworth Chair, Dr Clive Norris, adds, “This is all about making your local health and social care services even better. So please tell us what's going well and suggest what might be done differently”

July 2, 2018