Over 275 people tell Healthwatch Blackpool what they think would make the NHS better

Local people share their views about how they want local health services to improve.

Healthwatch Blackpool want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has shared their feedback with us about the local implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan.

We’ve been speaking to people throughout Blackpool about how they would like to see the changes set out in the NHS Long Term Plan implemented. The plan sets out a number of ways in which NHS care needs to improve, so local communities took the opportunity to have their say about what those changes should look like – both in person and via an online survey.
We’ve been to various community venues including Whitegate Drive Health Centre, Layton, Moor Park  and Palatine Libraries, Moor Park Leisure Centre, PHX Centre, Stronsay Community Centre, Warren Manor, Claremont First Step Community Centre, @TheGrange and The Empowerment Base. We will now share this feedback with local services to inform how the Long Term Plan is implemented in Blackpool.
In addition we would like to say a special thank you to the people who attended our two care circles held at Warren Manor and Stronsay Community Centre.
We asked people to share their views about how the NHS can better support their overall health, and how it can improve care for specific conditions too.
People spoke to us about how the NHS can give them more control of their care, help them to stay healthy, and provide better support. They also shared their views about how the NHS can better support people affected by cancer, dementia, mental health, heart and lung conditions, learning disabilities and autism.
To find out what people told us, Healthwatch Blackpool will be producing a report which will be available on our website in the near future.