October 2020 - what have we been hearing?

These are the key issues we've been hearing in October - including taking part in social care and Continuing Healthcare sessions online, visiting in care homes and supported living, and mental health provision across Sheffield.
An older woman standing in a hospital corridor. She is wearing a coat and uses a walking stick

We're sharing the key things we hear each month, so that services and commissioners of services can hear from you. We've collated enquiries from members of the public, feedback from voluntary sector colleagues, and stories shared on Care Opinion.

What are we hearing about?

This month's key issues include:

  • Registering with dentists
  • Accessing GP appointments
  • Flu vaccines
  • Positive attitudes of frontline hospital staff
  • Mental health respite provision
  • Mental health inpatient care
  • Continuing Healthcare (CHC)
  • Virtual assessments
  • Visiting care homes
  • Supported living
  • Deaf peoples' difficulties accessing services

Read the briefing below for more detail.

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If you need these documents in a different format, please email info@healthwatchsheffield.co.uk or call 0114 253 6688.

Key issues from October 2020:

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