What matters to you? Rutland people tell us what they need and want from place-based careDownload (PDF 1.27MB)
Summary of report content
Healthwatch Rutland was asked by the Rutland Health and Wellbeing Board to find out what people need and want from a place-based health and care plan for Rutland, to help them stay well and live healthy lives. They spoke to 139 people between April and June 2021.
This research clearly shows that people in Rutland have their own opinions about the design and implementation of the plan for place-based health and care. Throughout, the following dominant themes emerged:
- travel and transport difficulties;
- the use of technology for consultations and patient monitoring;
- thoughts about what care services could be offered closer to home;
- how to stay well and lead a fulfilling life;
- the need for information and education;
- problematic communications between health and care providers;
- the issues of living on or near county boundaries;
- the public’s opinions about the organisation of the NHS and the desire to be treated as partners in the provision of health and care services.
There were 10 recommendations about improving place based care. The report contains a response from the provider outlining the actions they will take on the report’s findings.