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24.05.2019

Local Health and Care Watchdog coming to the High Weald

Healthwatch East Sussex is launching a health and social care Listening Tour for the High Weald on Monday 10th June.

For two weeks, Healthwatch staff and volunteers are running a programme of activity to talk to local people about their views and experiences of health and social care services.

According to Public Health statistics, the High Weald has one of the lowest percentages of households able to access a GP within 15 minutes by public transport and has the lowest percentage of residents accessing East Sussex NHS general dental services.

Crowborough is significantly worse than East Sussex for eligible people receiving an NHS health check and for uptake of cervical cancer screening and has one of the lowest percentages of unpaid carers providing 20 hours or more care per week. The area also has the highest rate of MIU attendances of all East Sussex localities.

There are lots of ways for residents, community leaders and professionals to get involved in the Listening Tour – if you would like to join us during the tour, please click the link below.

Healthwatch staff and volunteers will be at local events every day from Monday 10th to Friday 21st June. There are also opportunities to participate through our website, social media, postal survey or by telephone.

Find out more and view our online calendar of events

There will be four lucky winners of £25 Love2Shop vouchers from people who complete our health and care survey – we will update you when this is live.

After the Listening Tour, we will share what we learn with local residents and talk to local health and care services about how their services can be more responsive to local needs.

To feedback only takes a few minutes but the impact can last a lifetime

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