We asked three questions to help us shape the future of health and care services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire:
Staying healthy and happy
People are generally living longer, but we still see a lot of people who are ill for a large part of their lives – sometimes with conditions that could have been prevented or managed better along the way.
We know there are lots of things that can be done to help us stay well and to stop us getting ill in the first place – things like exercising regularly, stopping smoking and taking time for ourselves when life gets stressful.
There may also be things you know now about your health that you wish you’d been aware of earlier. Prevention is better than cure – and we would like you to share your useful advice about how to look after yourself and stay healthy.
Making it easier to find and use local health and care services
Local health and care services are working more closely together to offer a wider range of support in your community. This is great news, but it’s important that you know the right place to go for help and support.
There are a wide range of services in our local area, including GP surgeries, hospitals, maternity services, physiotherapy services, community care, NHS 111 Online, emergency care and mental health services. This means it’s sometimes difficult to know which one to use or where to find the right information to help you decide.
Helping people to live well in the future
We want to support people to be healthy, happy, active and independent at all stages of their lives. For you, that could mean enjoying your teenage years, bringing up a family, managing a long-term health condition or staying independent and healthy as you get older.
We want you to tell us what could be done differently to make things better for you in the future.
If you’d like to receive additional information about the campaign and future plans for health and care services across B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire, please click here.