More than 1240 people shared their views with local Healthwatch in Reading, West Berkshire, Wokingham, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire to help us inform decision-makers on the public’s top priorities for the NHS.

We found:

  • The public’s top priority is access to healthcare when needed, without delay
  • You also told us mental health services need urgent investment and improvement
  • People want personalised goals from the NHS to stay healthy and also believe government and councils must play their part in public health
  • As people get older they want to stay in their own home for as long as possible

Healthwatch Bucks also held two focus groups as part of this work. The first, to hear from people about adult mental health services, was held on the 13th May. The second, with carers of those living with young onset dementia, was on the 14th May 2019. You can find a summary from these groups below.

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NHS Long Term Plan Engagement Report

Summary of Healthwatch Bucks focus group discussions

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