We already know from previous public engagement work that accessing distant services out-of-county is a big issue and that people want excellent health and care services provided locally.
So, our project What matters to you? is asking what support and treatment should be available locally in the future to make services better, and what would make it easier for you to take control of your own health and wellbeing and help you to live a healthier life.
We are holding chat group sessions and meetings to give communities and groups the opportunity to discuss ideas of what people want from local health and care services. We will also be conducting confidential interviews by phone, Zoom (and face-to-face if Covid-19 restrictions allow) and asking people to share their stories about their experiences.
We will also be collecting people’s stories about how health and care services have worked together well or badly in providing care and offering phone interviews to anyone who is unable to join in online discussions.
The information gathered will be shared with partners on the Health and Wellbeing Board to inform the design of Rutland place-based health and care arrangements. All feedback from interviews, stories and focus groups will be anonymous.