In the early days of lockdown, changes to the way people access health and care services were quickly put into place, and over time these have been adapted as necessary. Commissioners and providers of services in Tameside are now starting to look at ways to provide care going forwards. They are thinking about whether any of these changes should be kept. Have they been popular with patients and service users? Have they been more efficient? Is there anything which has not worked?
The survey is ongoing, but Healthwatch Tameside wants to feed the voice of the public into these planning discussions at an early stage. We have therefore produced an interim report, as a snapshot of what we have been told so far. We will update this each month, and publish the anonymous information for everyone to see.