Recently discharged Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Covid-19 patients often need support in their physical rehabilitation and in coping with the trauma of their experience. Christina Jones from ICUsteps explains the work they have been doing with recently discharged ICU patients during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tips on how voluntary sector organisations can work with Healthwatch:
Have a local campaign you’d like to work with them on? Approach the regional managers to see if they can help get the word out.
Offering a service? Contact your local Healthwatch so they know to signpost to you.
Delve into all that data they collect: Healthwatch hears from over 400,000 people a year which means there is always more data than they can publish. But they are happy work with charities to provide access to their evidence and help build a shared understanding of specific issues. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with requests.
Recent research from Dimensions shows that people with learning disabilities and autism have a poor experience of primary care. In this blog, Duncan Bell shares some of the findings from the research and how you can get involved with the #MyGPandMe campaign.