Healthwatch Cambridgeshire Publishes its Initial COVID-19 Research

The first findings from Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Healthwatch Peterborough’s Covid-19 survey into local people’s experiences of health, care and support during the pandemic have been published.

They show overwhelming support for health and care professionals and other keyworkers across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

However, people have also expressed concerns about cancelled services and procedures during Covid-19 – and are worried about how these delays will affect their illness and prognosis. And they show that people want better communication to let them know what is happening with their care.

The local health and care champion found that one in three people had put off seeking help for their health, and that three out of four people’s mental health or wellbeing was affected in some way.

Click here for more information on the initial briefing.

The survey is still running and a full report will be published in the early autumn. Healthwatch wants to hear from as many people as possible – particularly those who have been most affected by changes to services as a result of the pandemic. What you say will go back to local service providers and planners to help them protect everyone’s health and wellbeing now and in the future. Please click here to take the survey. You can also call Healthwatch on 0330 355 1285 to ask for a paper copy or do it over the phone if that’s better for you.