Our Work

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A round up of our recent work

Over the last few months we have:

A new office

Set up a local office in Quedgeley, Gloucester and transferred the staff team.

A new website

We have launched the new and improved Healthwatch Gloucestershire website.

Volunteer programme

Started to put in place a new volunteer programme and met with people who have volunteered in the past and interested in being part of Healthwatch Gloucestershire moving forward.

Meetings

Met with some of the local health and care commissioners and providers.

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Local communications

Made contact with the local Voluntary Sector Alliance and had the opportunity to meet the sector at a Health and Wellbeing Forum.

Steering group

Started the process of setting up a steering group for Gloucestershire.

Local Health and Wellbeing Board

Taken up our seat at the local Health and Wellbeing Board and other important groups.

What will we do by Christmas 2017?

We aim to have the new arrangements for Healthwatch Gloucestershire properly established, so we have a strong basis for the next 5+ years. Between the summer and Christmas we plan to have:

Volunteer recruitment

Carried out a recruitment campaign for volunteers.

Community engagement

Supported our volunteers to deliver local community engagement.

Staff recruitment

Filled all available staff roles.

Steering group

Put in place a local Healthwatch Gloucestershire steering group as part of our governance arrangements.

Work plan

The Steering Group will be setting the priorities for the work plan.

Communications

Increasing our communications so that more people know what Healthwatch is and are encouraged to talk to us.

Local research

Commencing our first piece of research on local experience of health and care.

Your Circle

Work with commissioners to improve the quality of information on the website ‘Your Circle’ including signposting local people to it.

Rationale and explanation of our methods we use

Read about what methods we use to collect and process data for our work and the reasoning behind it.

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