The regulator for NHS and care services in England – The Care Quality Commission – have acknowledged that they have not focussed on the needs of people living with a disability and the families that support them. To this end, they have asked that people share their experiences of using the NHS and care services.
- What is your experience getting an appointment with your GP?
- Does your hospital allow you extra time to explain your needs?
- Have you struggled with repeat prescriptions?
- Can you park easily at your hospital?
The Care Quality Commission has set up a simple to use webpage so that you can let them know your experiences – both positive and negative. This will help the CQC when planning future NHS and care provision.
To access the ‘Tell Us About Your Care’ website, please click on this link. You do not have to give your name.
The information will be particularly helpful towards NHS planning as we come out of lockdown. It will help the CQC get the NHS prepared for disabled people’s needs should the pandemic return. All opinions are welcome on the ‘Tell Us About Your Care’ webpage.