Healthwatch Norfolk we are launching a project to find out how people affected by cancer have accessed their appointments during the pandemic, with the overall aim of informing the wider rollout of digital services within the NHS.
Given that there are families in our community affected by cancer, and sadly there will undoubtedly be more in future, we thought it would be helpful to publicise this to residents, who may also wish to share this with friends and relatives to ensure that the survey reaches the widest possible audience.
From Healthwatch Norfolk themselves:
At Healthwatch Norfolk we are launching a project alongside Healthwatch Suffolk to find out how people affected by cancer have accessed their appointments during the pandemic.
We are working with the people in charge of cancer services in Norfolk and Suffolk to help shape the way appointments are accessed in the future, so it is vital that we get as much feedback as possible to get an authentic sense of patient opinion.
If you live in Norfolk or Waveney and have had a cancer diagnosis, referral or treatment since March 2020, Healthwatch Norfolk and Suffolk would love to hear from you.
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Whether you have had virtual appointments (by phone or video call, for example), in-person appointments, or a combination of both your experiences could help shape future provisions.
The full information and background is here in this press release from Healthwatch Norfolk:
If you would like to participate, please contact Healthwatch Norfolk by calling 0808 1689669, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, the survey can be completed online by visiting www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/cancerappointments/
We are also asking our audience to forward the information to as many people as possible, to help us with this important piece of work. We would be extremely grateful for any support you can offer.
Healthwatch Norfolk and Healthwatch Suffolk are the independent voices for patients and service users in our counties. We gather your views of health and social care services to ensure they are heard by the people in charge. For more information about what we do, visit our websites www.healthwatchnorfolk.co.uk and www.healthwatchsuffolk.co.uk.”