Current Projects

Find out more about our projects 

NHS Special Care Dental Services

Special care dental services focus on improving the oral health of people who have a health condition or have circumstances which prevents them from using a high street dentist. The NHS is working in partnership with local Healthwatch to capture the views of those using the services or are eligible to do so.

Complete the online survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NHSspecialdentistry/

The engagement work will run until 4 October 2019.  NHS England and NHS Improvement will then analyse the feedback, publish the findings and explain the next steps.

Read more:
Do you or someone you care for use NHS special care dental services in the South West?, Aug/Sept 2019

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NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS has produced a Long Term Plan, setting out all the things it wants health services to do better for people across the country.  Your local NHS needed to hear from you about what those changes should look like in your community.

Read the our final report NHS Long Term Plan: The views of Gloucestershire residents that details the engagement work carried out by Healthwatch Gloucestershire around the NHS Long Term Plan.

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Mental Health Survey

Healthwatch Gloucestershire has carried out engagement with people of all ages in Gloucestershire, in order to find out:

  • Your views on the current provision and gaps
  • Areas of good practice and areas for improvement
  • How you maintain good mental health

Survey closed 31 March 2019

This feedback will be gathered in a report and presented to the highest decision-making board in the county – the Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board.

Read our news releases and information leaflet:

Campervan & Comments Tour 2019

Our staff and volunteers took the roads of Gloucestershire in March to find out what people think about local health and social care services.

Read more about what we did and where we went here.

End of Life Survey

As part of the End of Life Care Strategy being carried out in the county, Healthwatch Gloucestershire asked local people about they types of end of life support available for individuals over 18 years old both locally and nationally.  They asked about non-clinical support i.e. not information about a specific illness or condition, but other types of information that would support people through the end of life.

Read our news release and final report.

Care Homes Strategy

Research consultancy Evolving Communities and the county’s independent health and social care champion Healthwatch Gloucestershire have been working in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council to gather the views of Gloucestershire residents aged 65+, on care home and domiciliary care provision in the county.  The information gathered will feed into Gloucestershire County Council’s new care home strategy and help to shape what care home provision looks like in the future.  The full report and press release will be released early summer 2019.

Read the news release.

Food & Families Project

Community researchers from Evolving Communities’ Food & Families project and staff from Healthwatch Gloucestershire asked Podsmead residents for their thoughts about all things food related as part of a wider project for Gloucestershire Public Health.

Read the news release and final report.