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Healthwatch Gloucestershire Wants to Know Your Experiences of GP Care

Local health and social care champion, Healthwatch Gloucestershire, has launched a new campaign ‘GP Feedback Fortnight’, which runs from 23 November to 6 December 2020.

The aim of the campaign is to encourage Gloucestershire residents to share their experiences and views about access to GP services in the county, to find out what works well and where there are areas for improvement which health care providers need to know about.

During the project, Healthwatch Gloucestershire will be investigating four key areas, identified from previous public feedback about GP care in the county.

  1. Access to GP appointments: How people make GP appointments, how easy this is and whether it has changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  2. Use of technology: What technology people are using to access appointments with their GP and other GP services such as prescriptions, and how well this works for them.
  3. Attitude of surgery staff: How people’s experience is affected by the way they are treated by surgery staff.
  4. Access to quality information: They will also review the quality of information provided by GP surgeries, to assess how easy it is for members of the public to find and how useful it is.

There are a number of ways to feedback anonymously between 23 November and 6 December.

To find out how you can get involved and leave your feedback click here for the full list. 

Have Your Say on Cotswold District Council Services

Residents and businesses in the Cotswolds are being urged to give their views on the District Council’s spending plans as it prepares its budget for the next financial year.

The aim is to gather as much feedback as possible on key areas such as housing, climate change and changes to the district’s local plan. The budget consultation is being held over five weeks from Wednesday 4 November to midnight on Tuesday 8th December 2020.

The budget is being prepared against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, which has had a significant impact on the District as a whole, as well as the Council’s finances.

The Council’s Cabinet is keen to ensure that key services are maintained and, where possible enhanced while ensuring that the Council’s finances are sustainable and resilient.

Plans include developing better and greener ways to travel around the District, reviewing open spaces on new developments and providing help for individuals with complex needs who are facing homelessness.

The Council’s survey will also gather views on the Council’s plan to raise additional income from a new ‘Recovery Investment Strategy’ and a proposed Council Tax rise of £5 a year for a Band D household.

For more information on the budget consultation, and to fill out the survey, go to www.cotswold.gov.uk/budget

Road Closure Salt Way to Fosseway and Yanworth, Northleach

  UPDATED INFO – We have been informed of an upcoming Temporary Traffic Order to close a road for carriageway resurfacing.  It will affect the Salt Way, a minor road towards Yanworth from the end of All Alone as it leaves Northleach.

The closure will last approximately 2 Days (excl. weekends) between the hours of 07:00 to 19:00. The planned start and end dates are currently 21st – 22nd December.  We will keep an eye on this and let you know if we hear of any updates.