Health and care leaders in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will be listening to views put forward by local residents as they draw up plans for the future.
Over 2000 people across the region have passed on their views about improving health and care services by answering questionnaires and attending events organised by local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and independent health champion Healthwatch.
Members of the public were invited to share their views as part of the Our Health Our Future campaign, organised by local CCGs, and the Healthwatch #Whatwouldyoudo? campaign. The results of the Healthwatch survey have been published online.
The Healthwatch survey showed local people would like to see improved use of technology for booking appointments, more help for people to lead healthier lifestyles, shorter waiting times for access to GP appointments and for health professionals to have a better understanding of long-term health conditions such as autism.
The Our Health Our Future campaign closed on 31 July and collected responses from around 1600 people across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. Results from the survey will now be analysed by an independent researcher and will be shared with the public in the autumn.
Views collected from both campaigns will be used by health leaders as they draw up a plan for how health and care services across the region will be organised over the next five years