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ISLAND PRIORITIES FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE REVEALED

healthwatchsurvey winner 2015Earlier this year Healthwatch Isle of Wight called upon Island Residents to help them decide the focus for their next workplan. A survey was launched with a choice of 20 service areas and residents were asked to pick their top 5 priorities.

This year the survey received a fantastic 83% increase in responses from last year. Healthwatch would like to thank all those that took the time to complete the survey and to congratulate Neil for scooping the £25 gift voucher prize.

The top 5 priorities adopted, as decided by the public, are as follows:

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• Residential/Nursing Care Homes
• A and E
• General Practitioner Services
• Support for Unpaid Carers
• Cancer Services

More detail of the scope of these workplans will be released shortly.

In the meantime Healthwatch are currently launching a survey into Pharmacy services on the Isle of Wight. If you have received services from a pharmacy since the beginning of 2015 complete the short survey before the 16th October 2015.

Hard copy surveys are available from the Citizens Advice Bureau located at the Isle Help Advice Hub in Newport High Street. The survey can also be accessed online by visiting www.healthwatchisleofwight.co.uk.

Anyone who wishes to share their experiences (good or bad) of local health and/or care services with us can do so by ringing 01983 608608 or by emailing [email protected].

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