We decided to do this following the intelligence we received from our previous lockdown report, our Information and Signposting service and our Community Champions - which all suggested the below issues required more exploration:
- GP access
- The impact of cancelled or postponed ongoing treatments and operations
- Mental health and access to support services
We wanted to gain a deeper insight into how people’s access to and engagement with services had changed since the initial reaction to the pandemic, and what lessons could be learned and shared.
We developed the survey in partnership with local key stakeholders and decision makers including the Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group (TVCCG), Tees, Esk and Wear Valley (TEWV) & South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STHNHSFT), and South Tees Public Health, so that we gained data that would be useful to inform the wider local landscape.