Health and social care providers in Buckinghamshire, including GPs and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, are calling on residents to participate in the new Health & Social Care Survey. They would like to understand how residents from all backgrounds currently use health and social care services and are particularly interested to hear which services are working well and where possible improvements could be made.
The health and social care providers are all part of the Buckinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership who together deliver mental health, social care and physical care to residents. These organisations are responsible for buying and providing health and social care services across the county and are looking at how to achieve better outcomes at an affordable cost in the future to meet the current and future demands of the local population.
Dr Tina Kenny, Medical Director of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “This survey is the first step in understanding how we can improve Buckinghamshire’s health and social care. It is imperative that as the county grows and technologies develop, we explore new ways of delivering these services - but we can’t do this without understanding how our residents feel.
Dr Raj Bajwa, Clinical GP Chair for Buckinghamshire’s Clinical Commissioning Group, also said: “We have already seen many changes in how we deliver health and social care services throughout the pandemic and now we are keen to understand your views, so that we can use this information to help inform any future changes we make, so please do get involved.”
The survey closes on Monday 19 October so to take part, please visit the ‘Your Voice Bucks’ website at https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/icp/health-social-care-survey-2020-1/