NHS England and NHS Improvement funded the Healthwatch network to carry out engagement with communities across the country to establish how the Long Term Plan (LTP) should be implemented locally.
Local Healthwatch worked together to find out what local people think. What people told us will be shared with the NHS and will be used to help develop the plan for our area.
We had already identified and agreed their demographic focus areas for 2019 - 2020 which are:
- BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic)
- Older people
- Young people
The overarching theme of this years’ work is to gain an understanding of the barriers, issues and experiences of long-term conditions including mental ill health for these different demographic groups.
We therefore utilised the NHS Long Term Plan surveys and focus groups to conduct further research into the areas we can follow up locally.
Middlesbrough’s focus areas:
- Mental Health within BAME and Asylum-Seeking communities – Focus Groups
- Long Term Health Conditions – Survey
Redcar and Cleveland’s focus areas:
- Improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of SEND children, young people and their families – Focus Groups
- Long Term Health Conditions - Survey