Healthwatch launches new volunteer project to support local health and care services


28-07-2021
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Healthwatch Cambridgeshire - local health and care champion for our area - is supporting local NHS and care organisations in a new community listening project. It is recruiting a team of ten Health Champion volunteers across Cambridge, South and East Cambridgeshire to help them improve how well services work for people.  Volunteers will get an involvment fee for their time. 

 

What Health Champions will do

The ten Champions will work as a team to investigate specific topics and find out people's views on how services work and what could be better.

This includes:

  • People's experiences of using urgent and emergency care services, with a focus on care at Addenbrooke's Hospital.   

  • And a second project that will look at how organisations can work better together to support people when they move from one part of the health and care system to another. This may be around something like diabetes care, heart failure support or supporting someone after a fall. 

As a Health Champion, you will talk to local people about services. This role will include running surveys, workshops and patient interviews, and writing reports.

You don’t need research or report writing experience as you’ll get training and support from the Healthwatch team. You’ll also receive out of pocket expenses.

Find out more and how to apply

You can also call Healthwatch Cambridgeshire on: 0330 355 1285 or text 0752 0635 176

To read more information, click here.

We are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. We’re here to make sure that those running services, put people at the heart of care. 

Our sole purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf.

We focus on ensuring that people’s worries and concerns about current services are addressed.

We work to get services right for the future.

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CIC