Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership and Healthwatch Northamptonshire hosted a joint community engagement event in May 2019 to give local people the chance to set out their ‘Big Ideas’ for the future of health and care in our county.

The event was attended by patients, service users, carers and professionals, who came together to discuss how Northamptonshire’s health and care organisations can support our communities to choose well, stay well and live well – and work together to ensure local services are fit for the future.

Your Big Ideas are the key headlines which emerged from this engagement and they are summarised in the downloadable slide opposite.

The full report from the NHCP and Healthwatch engagement event detailing the discussions, feedback and outcomes from this engagement event has now been published and is available to view here. You can also read a digested summary version of the report here.

The May 2019 event followed on from further engagement with members of the public, unpaid carers and people living with long-term health conditions through Healthwatch’s ‘What Would You Do’ campaign. Hundreds of Northamptonshire residents have also shared their views about health and care in our county in an online survey during August and September.

All this work is helping us to develop the Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan, our local response to the NHS Long Term Plan and our commitment as health and care organisations to work together towards a positive lifetime of health, wellbeing and care in our community.

But the conversations certainly don’t stop here! We will continue to provide opportunities for local people to have their say and get involved as we work to improve health and care services in our county. If you want to be a part of this process, visit our Get Involved pages.

WATCH: Highlights from our May 2019 community engagement event
WATCH: An animated look at your Big Ideas