What would you do to improve local health services?

Please help us by completing this Healthwatch England Survey.

As part of the NHS 10 Year Plan the Government is investing an extra £20 billion a year into the NHS. The NHS Plan sets out all the things it wants health services to do better for people across the country and is based on the experiences of patients, families and staff.
 
With growing pressure on the NHS – people living longer, 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.
 
So local NHS services have been asked to set out how the NHS Plan will be delivered in Oldham and how services will change. We need your help to make sure that any new investment goes into the right services.
 
What you tell us will not affect any care you are receiving at the moment – it will only be used to influence future services. We will anonymise responses as much as possible so that individual people cannot be identified. Our full data protection policies are available on our website at www.healthwatcholdham.co.uk

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* 1. Do you consent for Healthwatch to use your responses in their report?

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* 2. Where in Oldham do you live?
Please pick one area that best describes where you live in Oldham?

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* 3. Rate how important the following things are to you when it comes to living a healthy life

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Easy access to the information I need to help me make decisions about my health and care
Having the knowledge to help me do what I can to prevent ill health
Access to the help and treatment I need when I want it
Professionals that listen to me when I speak to them about my concerns
For every interaction with health and care services to count; my time is valued

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* 4. Being able to manage and choose the support you need

We know that people want more control over their health and care, and the NHS want to get better at giving you that control. Share your views about what would give you greater power over your health.

Rate how important the following things are to you when it comes to managing and choosing support

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If I have a long term condition, I decide how the NHS spends money on me
Choosing the right treatment is a joint decision between me and the relevant health and care professional
I make the decision about where I will go to receive health and care support
I should be offered care and support in other areas if my local area can't see me in a timely way
I make the decision about when I will receive health and care support
My opinion on what is best for me, counts
Communications are timely
I have time to consider my options and make the choices that are right for me

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* 5. The help you need to keep your independence and stay healthy as you get older

Our ageing population is placing greater demands on the NHS. We know that people want to be able to look after themselves for longer, and the NHS wants to help you do so.

How you interact with your local NHS

The NHS wants to adapt to make it easier for people to access support they need, when they need it.

Rate how important the following things keep your independence and stay healthy as you get older

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I want to be able to stay in my own home for as long as it is safe to do so
My community can support me to live my life the way I want
My family and friends have the knowledge, confidence and power to help and support me when needed
I expect there to be convenient ways for me to travel to health and care services when I need to
I expect that my family and I will feel supported at the end of life

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* 6. The way things can change to make this happen

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I have absolute confidence that my personal data is managed well and kept secure
I can access services using my phone or computer
I can talk to my doctor or other health care professional wherever I am
I can make appointments online and my options are not limited
Any results are communicated to me quickly making best use of technology
I manage my own personal records so that I can receive continuity in care
I am able to talk to other people who are experiencing similar challenges to me to help me feel better

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* 7. Tell us what is most important

Out of the statements below, we want you to pick the one that you feel is most important to you.

What is most important to help you live a healthy life?

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* 8. Being able to manage and choose the support you need

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* 9. The help you need to keep your independence and stay healthy as you get older

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* 10. The way things can change to make this happen

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

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* 12. What is your age?

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* 13. What is your ethnicity?

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* 14. Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

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* 15. Are you a carer?

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* 16. Do you have:

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* 17. Which of the following best describes you?

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* 18. What is your gender?

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* 19. What is your religion?

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* 20. Healthwatch Oldham would like to keep you informed about health and care services and invite you to events. We can add you to our mailing list if you give your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Our full Data Protection policies can be viewed on our website. Please give your email address if you consent to be added to our mailing list.

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* 21. In addition to our eBulletin, you can receive a copy of the report produced from the information you have provided in this survey. Also, we run a simple and straightforward project called the Healthwatch Oldham 100. We would like at least 100 residents of Oldham to sign up to receive a short survey on a bi-monthly basis which should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. The information we collect will be anonymous, so you can be completely open and honest, and you can opt out at any time.  

Please tick which you would like:

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