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Healthwatch sets up new Network Meetings


This month Healthwatch Torbay – the independent healthcare consumer champion service we run – is working with NHS in Devon, asking people aged 18-40 to share their views about and attitudes toward COVID vaccination.

Aleksandra, our Project Support Officer, says the more we understand people’s views the more equipped the NHS will be to deliver the vaccine programme in ways that will work for everyone.

‘The aim,’ Aleksandra says, ‘was to speak with people who did NOT received a vaccine and explore theirs views on having a vaccine’ and with that in mind she ran 2 focus groups (via ZOOM) in order to collect detailed feedback in May and June.

Unfortunately, not many people attended those focus groups, so Aleksandra called individuals aged 18-40 and collected the feedback via phone. In total, she was able to manage to collect 30 responses (15 for people aged 30-40 and 15 for people aged 18-29) and the feedback was shared with CCG Devon – who were, she adds, ‘very pleased with feedback collected.’

‘As you may be aware,’ she reminds us,’ Healthwatch will  be hosting 3 Network Meetings during July 21 (each one for each area – Torbay, Plymouth and Devon).’

Wednesday 14th July 2021, 13:00-15:00 (TORBAY)
Tuesday 20th July 2021, 11:30-13:30 (PLYMOUTH)
Wednesday 21st July 2021, 13:00-15:00 (DEVON)

These meetings are an opportunity to inform the public, service users etc. about our current work plan, priorities for this year, and to share what we have done over the last 12 months; they also give and a chance for people to express their views and ask us questions. To register attendance, a registration form needs to be filled in by clicking at this link

If some have any questions, queries or would like to receive the invitation in other formats or languages, they need to contact us by emailing: