With growing pressure on the NHS – an ageing population, more people living with long-term conditions, and lifestyle choices affecting people’s health – changes are needed to make sure everybody gets the support they need.
 
The Government is investing an extra £20bn a year in the NHS. The NHS has produced a Long Term Plan, setting out all the things it wants health services to do better for people across the country. Now your local NHS needs to hear from you about what those changes should look like in your community.

The Long Term Plan sets out what the NHS wants to do better, including making it easier for people to access support closer to home and via technology, doing more to help people stay well, and providing better support for people with cancer, mental health conditions, heart and lung diseases, long-term conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis, learning disabilities and autism, and for people as they get older and experience conditions such as dementia.

Your local NHS needs to hear from you about what it should do to make care better for your community. 

Share your views and help make care better.

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* 1. Do you consent to Healthwatch using your responses?

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* 2. Where do you live (which London borough, or County)?

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* 3. Who are you responding on behalf of?

Section 1 - Having what I need to live a healthy life

The NHS isn’t just there to help you when you’re ill, but to support you to live a healthy life too.

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* 5. Tell us up to three things you already do to stay healthy and well (such as attend exercise classes).

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* 7. Why do you think so?

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* 8. Tell us up to three things the NHS and its partners could do differently to help you stay healthy and well.

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* 9. How important do you think each of the following are for staying healthy and well?

  Very important Important Not important Not important at all
A healthy diet
Physical activity
Having friends and taking part in social activities
Dealing well with stress
Feeling safe in my local community
Access to reliable information about health
Being able to access the healthcare I need, when I need it
Funding (help with costs) to help me do what I can to prevent ill health
Section 2 - Being able to manage and choose the support I need

When you are unwell and need support or treatment for your condition you need to be properly informed to make choices about what works best for you. Tell us what local services need to do to make this a reality.

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* 10. Tell us up to three things you already do to stay independent (such as use a mobility scooter or telecare alarm).

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* 11. Tell us up to three things the NHS and its partners could do differently to help you stay independent.

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* 12. Which of these are most important to you?

  Very important Important Not important Not important at all
To be able to stay in my own home for as long as it is safe to do so
For my community to be able to support me to live my life the way I want
For my family and friends to have the knowledge to help and support me when needed
To have convenient ways for me to travel to health and care services when I need to
For my family and I to be supported around the end of my life
Section 3 - Primary Care Services

The plan aims to 'join up services', with a focus on personalised and preventive care. As part of this, primary care services (such as GPs and Pharmacies) will be expanded to include a greater range of services.

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* 13. In the last 12 months, have you used any of the following services?

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* 15. Which additional services do you already use at your GP (such as blood tests, health checks, classes or groups). Please share your views:

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* 16. Is there anything else you would like to use at your GP, if available?

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* 17. Which additional services do you already use at your pharmacy (such as blood tests, health checks, classes/groups). Please share your views:

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* 18. Is there anything else you would like to use at your pharmacy, if available?

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* 19. How important do you think each of the following are for staying healthy and well?

  Very important Important Not important Not important at all
Being able to see your preferred GP/ nurse/ professional
Availability of out-of-hours (weekend or evening) appointments
Being able to book appointments online
Having the option of telephone or online consultations
Being able to see your test results online
Being able to manage your medical records through an online portal

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* 20. Thinking about digital access to primary care, how do you feel about the following?

  I would do that as my preferred option whenever feasible I would consider doing that under some circumstances, but it wouldn’t be my preferred option I personally wouldn’t do that, but it’s good for the option to exist for people who want to use it I wouldn’t do that, and I think it is a bad idea for it to exist at all
Booking GP appointments online or through an app
Booking dentist appointments online or through an app
Having an online consultation rather than seeing my GP face-to-face
Accessing my medical records and test results through an online portal

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* 21. If you have any further comments please write them below.

Tell us a bit about you (demographics)
Enter the Prize Draw!

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* 30. To show our appreciation to you for filling out this survey, we have created a prize draw. To enter this draw, please provide your name and contact details (either email address, phone number or postal address).

Thank you for your time!
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