Day Centres Report - Spring 2021

This report seeks to understand the value of Day Centres for their regular users.

Second Vaccinations - What do people want to know before their second Covid vaccination? - March 2021

During the first wave of the covid vaccination programme providers received a substantial volume of calls from people asking about their vaccination.

To help prevent second vaccinations triggering a similar wave we ran a snap survey before the programme began, asking people what they wanted to know about their second vaccination.

What we're hearing about Dentistry - February 2021

In the last 6 months (August 2020 - January 2021), we have seen an increase in enquiries about dentistry. This reports highlights the themes we've been hearing about.

What are we hearing about Adult Social Care?

One of the statutory duties of Healthwatch Surrey is to listen to the views of local people about their health and social care and to share these views with the organisations who make decisions about local services.

We shared what we and and key local organisations Age UK and Surrey Coalition, have heard about Adult Social Care complaints at the Adults and Health Select Committee in December 2020. This is the published report that was shared.

What do people want to happen next?

In June 2020, we conducted a snap poll with 46 Surrey residents on:

- What changes they want to see in the way health or social care are managed in the future
- Their message to the people responsible for making recovery happen
- Steps they had taken to look after themselves during the pandemic

The sample was small but some of the key findings reflect what we’ve heard from our own and our partners’ wider consultations and are particularly interesting in light of the changes to lockdown planned for early July 2020.

COVID-19 Survey Report - May 2020

In May 2020 we ran a survey asking local people about their experiences of health and social care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a report based on what people have told us.

COVID-19 Survey Summary Report - May 2020

This is a summary of the COVID-19 Survey Report.

Hospital Discharge Report - Spring 2020

Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) commissioned Healthwatch Surrey to gain rich insight into people's experience of safeguarding and to identify best practice and challenges (what works for people, what doesn't, what success looks like).

This report includes a summary of interviews conducted, recommendations and what we learned.

Maternity Voices Project Report

This is a summary report of the Maternity Voices Project.

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans & Queer experiences of healthcare in Surrey

About 10,000 people in Surrey are LGBTQ - this is about 1.3% of the population.

We wanted to reach out to LGBTQ people because they are at risk of health inequalities; they are not named as a priority group in the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Strategy, so we wanted to make sure that their voices are heard.

Focus on: Dental Services - Finding out more about experiences in Surrey

The House of Commons Health Select Committee launched an inquiry in July 2019 into dental services, looking at a broad range of topics.

This report summarises what we've heard from people in Surrey and the findings were reported to the Select Committee.

Planning Ahead - Care Home Residents' Experiences of Advance Care Planning

The Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board has identified 'helping people die well' as a key focus for Surrey's 10-year strategy. A Surrey-wide end-of-life care partnership is working to understand the current picture and identify opportunities to work collaboratively.

Healthwatch Surrey is giving care home residents a voice to share their experiences of advance care planning to help more people achieve good end-of-life care.

Carers - Insight into what we've heard

Senior leaders in local NHS and care services recognise the important role carers play and have committed to ensuring that carers are identified and supported.

With this in mind, Healthwatch Surrey wanted to explore what it's like to be a carer, the advantages and disadvantages of registering as a carer and the benefits of being part of a carers' community.

The Long Term Plan Report (August 2019)

In January, the NHS released their Long Term Plan, a strategy to guide its progression over the next 10 years. The Long Term Plan sets out areas the NHS will focus on to achieve this, in light of what works well and what needs improvement.

NHS England asked local NHS areas to set out how they will implement the Long Term Plan and the independence, networks and expertise of Healthwatch was called upon by the NHS to influence the implementation of these plans. This report supplements the existing Citizen Engagement programme of Surrey Heartlands Health & Care Partnership (Surrey Heartlands).

Surrey County Council's response to our report 'Can you hear me?'

In December 2019, we received a detailed response from Surrey County Council to our Care at Home report - 'Can you hear me?'

'Can you hear me?' (August 2019)

As part of Healthwatch Surrey's 3-year strategic priorites, we initiated our Care at Home project to answer the question "Do care at home users have a voice?".

Throughout the project, we conducted in-depth interviews with a total of 42 people receiving care at home, 14 care workers and 12 care agency managers or coordinators.

Following our findings, we had informal discussions with commissioners at Surrey County Council about our findings and recommendations.

Learning Disabilities Insight Report

A report based on what people with learning disabilities have told us and the perspective of parents and carers.

Learning Disabilities Insight Report - Easy Read

Easy Read version of the Learning Disabilities Insight Report.