The input of local people, partners and local organisations is invaluable to us in shaping healthcare services.
We often have involvement exercises running, and the details of any that are currently active will be available below - simply click the title to read more.
Current ICB involvement opportunities
Current partner consultation/engagement activities
Healthwatch Walsall want to speak to women from Black and Asian minorities and communities. We would like to listen to your maternity experiences with the aim of improving them.
- Were you treated with respect and compassion?
- Did you raise a concern during your pregnancy or birth?
- Were you listened to?
- Did you feel safe?
These are some of the issues we want to learn about, and to give you an opportunity to share your thoughts.
We will be visiting communities to listen to your stories. Please look out for our upcoming dates.
You can call, text or whatsapp Loretta Higgins on 07732 683 449. Alternatively, email us at email@example.com. Our freephone number is 0800 470 1660.
Healthwatch Sandwell would like to introduce a priority project for 2023: Diabetes: patient experiences of health, care and support services to help manage the condition.
9.9% of the Sandwell population have diabetes, which is higher than the National average at 7.1%. and the West Midlands at 8%. NHS G.P. Practice data 2020-21 for Sandwell indicates an overall upward trend. Sandwell also performs poorly on inter-related health conditions, has lower healthy life expectancy and higher mortality rates from preventable deaths.
Healthwatch Sandwell would like to collaborate with health, care and support services to ensure patients voices are heard. To help inform and improve services, Healthwatch Sandwell would like to hear from Sandwell residents living with diabetes to:
Complete our survey:
- Online: https://online1.snapsurveys.com/rl39cf
- Printed versions or to complete by phone
Share your story:
- Send an email, audio or video recording.
- Call us to have a chat
Join a Focus Group conversation:
- We would like to chat to people, who have or have had diabetes, from the following groups to explore whether services are meeting needs:
- Older People (over 65 years old)
- South Asian ethnicity
- Black Caribbean ethnicity
- Black African ethnicity
- Gestational diabetes (during pregnancy)
To get involved in supporting the diabetes project please contact Sophie Shuttlewood – Projects and Partnerships Lead for Healthwatch Sandwell.
Tel: 0121 569 7212 Website: www.