Had trouble getting a doctor’s appointment in Craven? The survey wants to know your point of view

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Craven PEOPLE are invited to share their views and experiences on accessing health and wellness services, including doctors and dentists.

The Craven Communities Together Health and Care Partnership, made up of local charities, voluntary organisations, Healthwatch, GPs, NHS services and district and county councils, says it is working hard to help improve health and well-being throughout the district.

And, he has launched an inquiry in light of health and care services coming under enormous pressure as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which he says has made it more difficult for some people to access services. .

A spokesperson said: “Delays in diagnosis and treatment can lead to poor health and well-being. We want to hear from a wide range of people from across Craven, with lived experience, past or current, about access to support.”

The survey includes questions on social care and the voluntary sector as well as the NHS.

The spokesperson added: ‘We want locals to tell us what is working well, what they think needs improvement and any ideas they have on how we can make it easier for people to access the support and care they need. they need.

“There is evidence of a link between rural living and increased difficulties in accessing services and support. We are therefore particularly keen to hear from people living in remote areas of the district.

“It’s a good opportunity for people to express their views, which are extremely important to us.”

The survey is anonymous and takes about 15 minutes to complete, the partnership says. It closes at the end of May.

It is available online by logging on to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/H9HNVR7.

There are also posters around the neighborhood with a QR code link that people can access.

Those who do not have access to a computer or prefer to complete a hard copy can obtain survey forms from Craven Libraries. Once completed, surveys can be submitted to any Craven library.

The survey is also available in Urdu or an easy-to-read version. Anyone wishing to complete it over the phone or request the survey in a different format should contact Ruth Stockdale by email: Ruth.Stockdale@hwny.co.uk or by calling: 07458 301393.

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