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COVID-19 enquiry summary 21st August 2020
This briefing sets out the key issues we're hearing about COVID-19 and its impact on local people, from 31st July - 21st August. It includes queries about podiatry, mental health respite, face coverings, the impact of...
Since lockdown began, we’ve been taking more calls, emails, and texts than normal. People have been asking us about how they can access treatment,...
21 August 2020
Listening to you
In early 2020, we spoke with local people about which aspects of health and social care they'd like us to focus on in the next 2 years.
We spoke with over 350 local people from a range of different backgrounds and life experiences. We spoke to members of the public, as well as staff...
30 July 2020
Beyond the PHE report and the impact of COVID-19 on People of Colour
Today we are publishing four interviews with local people, who discuss their own thoughts and experiences regarding the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on People of Colour, and the reports from Public Health England...
You can read the interviews at the bottom of the article. We hope that by sharing their experiences, we can prompt further discussion in Sheffield;...
9 July 2020
Healthwatch Sheffield Annual Report 2019-20
Writing our Annual Report has given us the opportunity to look back over some of the work we were doing before Covid-19 disrupted life for everyone, as well as reflect on the early impact of the pandemic for local people.
We’ve worked on a huge range of topics this year, from access to primary care, Continuing Healthcare (CHC) assessments, and services for people with...
30 June 2020
We want to hear from people living or working in Sheffield care homes.
At the moment, we cannot visit care homes to hear from residents directly due to the covid-19 outbreak, but it’s more important than ever that we hear about people’s experience of living in residential or nursing care.
12 May 2020
Richer for the experience – university placement’s final chapter
COVID-19 may have cut Charlotte’s placement short, it’ll certainly make it memorable but we were determined to end on a high note. During the start of 2020 Healthwatch Sheffield has been supporting Charlotte, a Sheffield Hallam University student.
8 April 2020