The last few years have seen an increased digitalisation of the NHS and healthcare: more people are being given the option to access health services and information online, and the number of these services is expected to increase. Therefore, this month’s Healthwatch Oldham 100 survey is about understanding your knowledge of digital health and finding out if and how it is helping you manage your health.
We have created this survey to try and understand peoples experiences of DNAR, including, how decisions were communicated with you, timescales of this process and your thoughts on things that went as well as possible or could be improved for others in the same situation. This survey is open until the 12th June 2020.
Our first Healthwatch Oldham 100 survey of 2020 was to look at peoples mental health during the winter months. Completed before the current pandemic. However, now more than ever, our mental health and wellbeing are so important to look after. Check out our findings.
Healthwatch Oldham has released a review on the Oldham Pledge Forums which took place in October 2019. The aim was to provide a Healthwatch Oldham Forum for Oldham Primary Schools, which encouraged children to actively participate in a range of health and wellbeing focussed activities, talk about their own health and visit a range of health and wellbeing stalls to find out more.
Rats in the Sofa: Extraordinary People Changing Safeguarding Practice in Oldham
Rats in the Sofa is an original piece of musical theatre created in partnership between Healthwatch Oldham & Made by Mortals CIC. It's a great example of how extraordinary people with their own ‘lived experience’ have created a show about safeguarding and used it to connect with others in similar situations.