The government is investing an extra £20 billion a year in the NHS until 2023 and local people are being given the chance to have their say on how money should be spent on services in Swindon.

Healthwatch Swindon has joined forces with Healthwatch Wiltshire and Healthwatch Bath and North East Somerset to launch What Would You Do, a campaign to gather feedback from the public on ways to improve NHS services in the local community.

The three Healthwatch groups want to know how the NHS can help people live healthier lives, what would make local services better and how care for people with long term conditions could be improved. 

Take part in the general survey by clicking here.  

The organisations are also particularly keen to hear views on how services could be improved for older people and how GP surgeries can work more closely with other services – such as hospitals, pharmacies, mental health and social care – to improve care for people with long term conditions. 

People with experience of cancer, heart and lung diseases, mental health, dementia, learning disabilities, autism, or any other long term condition can leave feedback on what it is like to live with such a condition by clicking here

The Healthwatch teams will be out and about across Swindon over the coming weeks to speak to people in person about what they think. 

Details of where to find the team will be advertised on the Healthwatch Swindon website and social media pages.  

What Would You Do will see local Healthwatch groups across England asking people for their views and ideas to improve the NHS for the future. 

Find out more about the campaign by clicking here.