The East Riding voice was for all to hear at the Healthwatch national conference
Local Healthwatch from all over the country gathered in Stratford upon Avon recently for a two day national conference in which a select number of local Healthwatch are chosen to share their excellent work with the Healthwatch network. Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire (HWERY) had the opportunity to present two conference workshops.
The Healthwatch conference is an opportunity for over 150 local Healthwatch to get together and find out more about what is happening nationally and how we can work better locally and nationally. A packed two days and lots of workshops allows the staff to come back to the East Riding even more equipped to gather service user experiences and challenge local services.
HWERY were identified as leaders in working with young people and our work towards Enter & View. As a result HWERY presented two workshops to a total of over 50 different Healthwatch over the course of the two days.
“To be given the opportunity to put forward the work we have done in the East Riding is a massive accomplishment for the team. The staff have worked hard and to be identified as one of the premier Healthwatch in the country because of our work engaging with young people and the work we do with our Enter & View process is a terrific accomplishment.
To have the chance to really sing about the experiences of East Riding residents and share that information on a national stage shows that Healthwatch England are serious about taking on the views of people from our region to inform national change.
This is just the beginning for us as HWERY want to continue growing, developing and to be identified as leaders in a couple of areas is great but we need to continue banging the drum for the residents in our area.
We look forward to going back next year and sharing more East Riding experiences with our Healthwatch colleagues.” Manager Matthew Fawcett stated.
Matthew Fawcett presenting the workshop