Grab your chance to speak up on health services to make a difference
Your views are being sought to make sure health services meet the needs of patients. A draft version of a new public involvement document by local commissioning group BNSSG can now be viewed and people have until December 13 to respond.
26 November 2019
Listening to the public is key to understanding their health needs - insight into Public Health's local priorities
Healthwatch will be working with the local Public Health directors to ensure more people are able to access the services they need to stay fit and well. Healthwatch is helping to inform the public of this work to mark Self Care Week (November 18-24).
14 November 2019
New suicide prevention campaign Shine On launches in Bristol area
An awareness campaign to help tackle the higher than average suicide rates in the Bristol area launched this month. Healthwatch is supporting the project after carrying out our own work on young people's difficulties getting mental health support.
12 November 2019
Two out of three people not getting autism support - new figures confirm Healthwatch's own findings
Two out of three adults are not getting the support they need for autism spectrum disorders according to new figures. The findings are similar to what Bristol patients told us in a recent Healthwatch survey.
7 November 2019
Listening to patients is key to getting healthcare right - was the message at our AGM
The newly-named Healthwatch 3 (Bristol, North Somerset and South Glos) heard how patients' experiences can really make a difference to large organisations. We welcomed the Chief Executive of Sirona, Janet Rowse, to our AGM who spoke about how the not-for-profit organisation will work across a population of just under a million people to deliver adult community services.
30 October 2019
Volunteering with Healthwatch can involve taking patient's views to decision-makers.
Our volunteer John Rose explains how his volunteer role with Healthwatch 3 is a catalyst for getting patients' views heard at top-level meetings at Southmead Hospital. Why not volunteer for Healthwatch Bristol to help put people at the heart of decision-making?
30 October 2019