Your Health and Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The message and survey link below has come via our local Ward Councillor. If you feel able to, please complete the survey to assist in the analysis and planning of our health care services.

Healthwatch are key partners in the health and care system, helping inform priorities across Cheshire using the views of local people. Over the past 8 weeks, they have been asking Cheshire residents to complete a survey to tell them about their experiences during this time so they can understand what is working well and what could be improved, as well as considering people’s mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic.

The survey is ongoing so that they can capture experiences as the situation progresses. Healthwatch Cheshire regularly feeds back findings from the survey to the CWaC, the Clinical Commissioning Group, local NHS and to health and care providers across Cheshire. This is so information can be provided in a timely and useful manner to those people who make decisions on how services are delivered both nationally and locally.

I am sure you will agree that hearing what is important to local people is vital in ensuring that health and care services are tailored to meet their needs, particularly in these unusual times. With this in mind Healthwatch are asking if you could complete the survey, share with others to encourage as many people as possible to share their experience, and also to keep revisiting the survey as the situation progresses. You can find a link to the survey here:

At present they have had over 1,000 responses across Cheshire. So far, people have told them about their mixed experiences of communications with care services and that they don’t want to overburden services or feel uncomfortable making, attending, and travelling to health appointments.

If you would like to discuss this further or have more information on the role of Healthwatch Cheshire Mark Groves would be delighted to chat with you and can be contacted on