How do you feel about going out again?

As we gradually move out of Covid restrictions it is vital that we are able to get back to as normal a life as possible. Inevitably we will all have some doubts about what we can do and when we can do it. The Forum would like to know what can be done to help Telford’s seniors start to live a normal life again. Complete our survey here.

NHS 111 First Survey

The NHS wants to make it easier and safer for patients to get the right treatment when they need it.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the space available in waiting rooms has been reduced to allow for social distancing to help keep patients and hospital staff safe and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

From 1 December 2020, the NHS introduced a new system called NHS 111 First. If you have an urgent, but not life-threatening health problem, you can now contact NHS 111 First to find out where you should go and when. This will help reduce the number of people and the time spent in waiting rooms.

But how does it work in practice? Give your views by completing the survey HERE.

Five-year strategy for residents with learning disabilities

A consultation has been launched by Telford & Wrekin Council to get people’s feedback on a borough-wide five-year strategy on the future of care for adults with learning disabilities.

To take part in the consultation, people have a number of options:

Complete the survey on the Learning Disability website or request a paper copy of the survey to be delivered to their home, by emailing LDconsultation@telford.gov.uk or ringing 01952 385577.

Impact of lockdown on access to health and care services

Age UK are reaching out to older people to understand how the national lockdown and restrictions put in place over winter have impacted on their health and their access to health and care services. They are asking older people, their friends, and their families to complete the survey HERE.

The information that people share will be used to highlight to Government and NHS England the challenges people are facing and the support they need.

Patient Experience in BAME Communities

As part of Black History Month, the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust have developed a survey to explore patient experience in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, following national data which shows people who describe themselves as BAME report poorer patient experiences compared to people who describe themselves as White. 

Whilst it is acknowledged BAME is a term that covers a wide range of people with a very diverse range of needs, the survey aims to understand what the barriers to a positive patient experience are and what the Trust can do to best support our BAME patients.

If you are happy and able to do so, can you please complete this short survey. It can be accessed via Survey Monkey.