This year the spotlight is on equal access to health and care. And on the big changes to how these services are working.

You'll get an opportunity to share your ideas and experiences and have your say on local services. 

10:00 am  - opening and welcome

The event will be opened by our Chair, Stewart Francis, who will be sharing some of the highlights from the last year and welcoming our guests.


10:15 to 10:45 - guest speakers 

  • Jackie Cook who is blind, is a member of the Sensory Partnership Board and organiser of the Cambridge Guide Dog Forum. She will be sharing her experiences and talking about how services work for people who are blind and visually impaired.  
  • Louise Ansari, the new National Director of Healthwatch England, will be talking about how Healthwatch across the country are tackling health inequalities and making sure people’s experiences help make health and care better. 

This will be followed by a question and answer session where Louise will answer your questions. 


11:15 to 12:15pm - first round of workshops

Choose a first workshop

  • Helping people get online - find out what one NHS team are doing to help people get online, so they can stay connected in their community and access services.
  • Worthwhile waiting – hear about Meridian Primary Care Network’s project that helps people waiting for hospital care to stay as well as possible.
  • Your voice in mental health care - learn how local organisations are using your experiences of mental health services to improve care.
  • Getting information in the way you need it –  if you have a disability, impairment or sensory loss, then you should get information from the NHS and care organisations in the way that works for you. Find out what local services are doing to meet the Accessible Information Standard. 

12:15 to 1:00pm - lunch and networking 


1:00 to 1:15pm - welcome back and guest speaker

Welcome to the afternoon session from Sandie Smith, Chief Executive

  • Eunice Alhassan is a Healthwatch Community Listener volunteer and parent member of the Peterborough and Hinchingbrooke Maternity Voices Partnership. She’ll be sharing her experience of maternity care and that of others that she listens to through her volunteering roles.  

1:15 to 2:15pm  - second round of workshops

Choose a second workshop:

  • Helping people get online - find out what one NHS team are doing to help people get online, so they can stay connected in their community and access services.
  • Worthwhile waiting – hear about Meridian Primary Care Network’s project that helps people waiting for hospital care to stay as well as possible.
  • Your voice in mental health care - learn how local organisations are using your experiences of mental health services to improve care.
  • Getting information in the way you need it –  if you have a disability, impairment or sensory loss, then you should get information from the NHS and care organisations in the way that works for you. Find out what local services are doing to meet the Accessible Information Standard. 

2:15 to 2:45pm - hearing your voice 

John O'Brien, Chair Designate of NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, part of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough's Integrated Care System. He leads the Integrated Care Board which oversees the planning, performance and payment of local services. 

He will be listening to your feedback and sharing the ICS’s plans for the future.

This will be followed by a question and answer session. 

 

We are keen to hear the views of local people and to understand the experiences they have of health and care in our area, so we can work together to find solutions and improve services for everyone.
— John O'Brien, Chair Designate of NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ICB

2:45 to 3:00pm - summary and close 

Healthwatch Chair Stewart Francis will sum up the learning from this event and close the summit. 

Book your place 

You can book your place by telephone, text or filling in the online booking form below.

0330 355 1285 or text 0752 0635 176

enquiries@healthwatchcambspboro.co.uk

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