Take five minutes to share your experiences 

NHS and social care staff are doing everything they can to keep us well during these challenging times, but there might be things that can be improved for you and your loved ones, both in the area you live in and across the country. Please take five minutes to share your story with us.

To understand how we will use your information read the 'How we use this information' at the end of the page.

Complete the survey

1. Choose the area of care you would like to tell us about?
Please select the options that you'd like to talk to us about. You can pick more than one.
What went well? What could have been better?
eg. the GP surgery name or hospital department
4. How easy was it to access the help and support you needed?
5. How would you describe your experience of care?
6. In relation to this experience please select what best describes you

Tell us a bit about you

It would really help to know a little more about you so that we can better understand how people's experiences may differ. These questions are completely voluntary.

8. Please tell us your gender
10. Please tell us which sexual orientation you identify with
11. Please select your ethnicity
12. Please select any of the following that apply to you:
13. Which of the following best describes your financial status?

How we use this information

The information you share with us will be accessed by Healthwatch England and shared with Healthwatch in your area. This helps us spot trends both nationally and locally to identify areas for improvement. We may use quotes in our reports, but we will not use any information that will identify you.

As well as your feedback, we also ask you to volunteer some personal information. This helps us to help us understand how different groups experience local health and social care services and supports our focus on improving equality, diversity and inclusion. 

If you are sharing information on behalf of another person, make sure that you have their permission to do so, or the information you do share should be anonymous.

Please note that whilst the experience is shared with your local Healthwatch, you will need to contact them directly if you require a response/advice about your issue as we do not share your contact details.

Find out more about how we handle your information in our privacy statement

Can we stay in touch? 

We'd love to tell your story and keep you updated about our work and the difference sharing your experiences with us can make. 

Using your story for media

To promote our campaigns we use people's stories to show what needs to change. The media (newspapers, radio or TV) ask if we have people who can share their story when we publish a press release about our research. 

Would you be happy for us to contact you about your experience for media purposes or to use your story as a case study in our material? We won’t pass on your name and contact details to the media without speaking to you first about what it involves.

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