Help improve the way health and social care info is shared

Date published: 25 November 2020

How do YOU want to find out information about local health and social care services?

An independent consumer champion for health and social care, representing the patient and public's voice in Rochdale, Healthwatch Rochdale is inviting you to complete a survey to help identify and shape the way people receive local information.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the sharing of information digitally has increased significantly.

The survey has been created in response to feedback from a previous Healthwatch Rochdale Covid-19 survey and focus groups.

The survey is an independent piece of work by the local Healthwatch and has been shared with statutory partners and providers through the #TogetherRochdale Communications Group.


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The findings from the survey will be shared with Rochdale Council, HMR CCG, Public Health Rochdale and other relevant partners and providers. Survey results will also be used alongside other sources of information to help make sure local communication is suited to the needs of Rochdale borough residents.

Kate Jones, Healthwatch Rochdale Chief Executive Officer, said: “Healthwatch Rochdale exists to make sure that local health and care services are right for you, which also includes how you receive information from services.

“We will use the results from this survey as evidence to help shape local information providing to make sure it suits the needs of the people of Rochdale.

“We are aiming to reach as many people as possible, both digitally and on the ground, with the help of our partner organisations to capture the diverse requirements of the Rochdale borough.”

Healthwatch Rochdale is part of the Healthwatch national network, established by the government to ensure local patients and users have a greater input to shaping and designing local services.

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