NHS Kernow launches COVID-19 GP and pharmacy services survey

 NHS Kernow has launched a new survey to learn about people’s experiences of GP and pharmacy services during the pandemic.

As part of their response to help minimise the spread of COVID-19 and keep the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly safe, there have been changes made to GP and pharmacy services during the pandemic. They want to learn more about people’s experiences of GP and pharmacy services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly during the pandemic. Your feedback will help them to better understand what has worked well for people and where improvements can be made.

The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and includes questions such as:

  • Which changes to GP and/or pharmacy services during the pandemic have worked well and which changes have not worked well, and why?
  • Have you been unable to access GP and/or pharmacy services during the pandemic for any reason?
  • Have you purposely avoided contacting or attending GP and/or pharmacy services during the pandemic and if so, what are your concerns?

Paper and easy read versions of the survey can be downloaded on NHS Kernow’s website, by emailing kccg.engagement@nhs.net, or calling 07788 492652. Anyone under the age of 16 will need to seek permission from a parent or carer to take part in this survey.

Please share

Please share this survey as widely as possible with your friends, families and networks.

More information is available on NHS Kernow’s website here.

The deadline for this survey is 18 September.

 

Impact of long-term physical health issues on mental health – survey

National Voices is conducting research to understand the impact that having *long-term physical health issues has on people’s mental health, and what needs to change to make sure people are better supported.

If you have a long-term health condition, National Voices invites you to take part in a 30-minute telephone interview. National Voices would also like to speak to family members and health and social care professionals.

Participants will receive a £50 shopping voucher.

The deadline for taking part is the end of August.

If you are interested, please contact Jo Wilton at Centre for Mental Health: Jo.Wilton@centreformentalhealth.org.uk.

There are also online surveys for people to share their views, with different versions available for

*By ‘long term health condition’ they mean conditions that can be managed but often not cured, such as diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, some cancers and cardiovascular diseases, and many other conditions that are not as widely known.